An Appreciative Thank You Letter To My Ex-Boyfriend

An Appreciative Thank You Letter To My Ex-Boyfriend

"And I hope the sun shines and it's a beautiful day and something reminds you you wish you had stayed. You can plan for a change in weather and time but I never planned on you changing your mind"
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Exes get a lot of backlash in breakups. This letter is not that. This letter is not bashing my ex-boyfriend for doing what was best for him. This letter is being written for the pure reason I want to thank him for what he has done, but I am simply not strong enough to send it to him myself.

Thank you for the time we had together. In the moment, I was able to give and receive affection, have good times, and laugh at the smallest. I can’t tell you how happy I am to have memories that I can look back on and smile about. Our relationship isn't something I regret, in fact, it taught me a lot about myself. The days we spent together were some of the happiest and best days of my life. I hope you know that.

Thank you for the unforgettable experience of my hand being held in yours. Thank you for rubbing my back when it was bothering me. Thank you for taking care of me when I didn't take care of myself. You were the only person who got me to eat during finals week. You were also the only person who was able to keep me calm going into the last month of college, and that means the world to me. I have never met someone who could get me to be so comfortable so quickly. I have never slept better than with your arms around me all those nights. You never complained once when I was being a pain instead you let me realize it and then we would laugh it off. We never picked fights and when we did fight, you wouldn't run away or shut me out. You listened. You were the first person who ever gave me a chance to say what I felt and you never made me feel bad about it.

From the second I met you, I could tell that there was something about you that had me hooked, simply by the look in your eyes. I connected with you so easily and quickly that I have never connected with someone like that before. That spoke mountains to me, for me to be able to open up to you and talk to you the way I did. You were the first boy I have ever met that made me feel beautiful in my own skin. You complimented me everyday, even if I looked like I rolled out of bed. You never let me go a day without knowing just how much you cared and that brings me to tears to this day. Tears because it makes me so happy to remember you doing that. You taught me how to feel beautiful and confident. You never made me feel ashamed for anything in my life, and you supported me through every choice I made.

You proudly introduced me to your family and friends as your girlfriend. You never tried to hide me from anyone you met. You made me a priority in your life, and for the first time I was put first. Your family welcomed me from the second they met me and that warms my heart because to me they could see that I was someone important in your life.

I invested my emotions, my thoughts, and my time in you. I only hope that that has brought you happiness. I hope that when you look back at us, that you smile and are grateful for the time spent. I hope that I made you as happy as you made me in the short time we were together.

Looking back, I am not mad or upset. I do not hate you or wish you the worst. I am very proud of you for realizing that you needed to do what was best for you and at that time in life that wasn't me. I am only sorry that I couldn't do more for you. But whatever you set out to do in this life, I wish you nothing but the best. I wish you years of happiness and laughter. And I wish that you accomplish all of the dreams you set for yourself. I hope you miss what we had just as much as I do; because for the first time in a very long time it was the only real thing I had to hold on to. You gave me more than you'll ever realize and for that I am forever grateful.

Thank you for everything. For treating me like I mattered, putting me first, caring about me, wiping my tears, making me smile, and holding my hand through thick and thin. I am forever thankful for the relationship we had. No one has made the impact you did in the short amount of time together. You are truly one of a kind and I hope you realize that you deserve nothing but the best in this life.

Sincerely,

The appreciative ex-girlfriend.

Cover Image Credit: Katie Nicastro

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An Open Letter To The Man I Fell In Love With

I can't wait to spend every day, of the rest of our lives, showing you how much I love you.
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Dear Man I Fell In Love With,

When I met you, you drove me crazy. I was at point in my life where I resigned myself that I wasn't going to fall in love.

I told myself, I didn't need anyone and was fine on my own. I was an independent woman. This still hold true but now I'm an independent woman who has an anchor and pillar to hold her when she needs strength and calm. You think being an anchor to someone is bad but in my eyes, you hold me still in the water even when the harshest waves try to shake me. You are there to ground me when I feel like I can float away and guide me back to reality. You are my pillar when I feel weak and tired, ready to give up. You give me strength to carry on even in my darkest days.

Honestly, I don't know how you put up with me.

When I need constant love and attention you give it to me, without complaint. When I need reassurance and for you to tell me I'm pretty, you do it, without getting mad. Even when I know I'm being annoying, you love me more, remaining steady and patient. You love my flaws and my quirkiness, telling me to never change: that you love me as I am. When we are fooling around and I have a random thought in my head, distracting me from the task at hand, you laugh and stroke my face. When I told you I valued sex and wanted to wait, you didn't hesitate with your acceptance and never pressured me.

When I met you, I thought the worst of men and had lost hope because one man had hurt me so badly that no one wanted to pick up the pieces.

But you, my love, began taking the jagged pieces of me, fitting them back together like a messed up puzzle, cherishing every piece you picked up. You told me what was done to me was wrong and that it wasn't my fault. When I told you I was broken, you pulled me close, held me, and whispered in my ear that I was beautiful. You called me an assassin, your assassin. I am your Natasha. I am fierce and hard but also soft and vulnerable. Every day you show me parts of myself I didn't even know existed. I can share my inner most secrets with you, without fear of judgment or rejection. When I met you, I didn't recognize the girl I saw in the mirror but now I see myself clearly again. I was coming to see myself on my own but you made it more special and more valuable, showing me I deserved love, to never give up hope on myself or the world. You are the first man to call me beautiful and the first man I believed because I saw it in your eyes. You truly think I am beautiful.

When I met you, I fell in love.

It wasn't love at first sight but I knew you'd play a part in my life. You made a girl, who was told she could never dance again, dance. Not just well or as good as before but better than before. You strengthen me physically but also emotionally and mentally. I can never fully express my gratitude. I can't wait to spend every day, of the rest of our lives, showing you how much I love you. My eyes were wide open when we fell in love, it won't be easy but I'm willing to fight for us, no matter what or who tries to get in our way.

I just want you to know, I'll be your assassin forever.

I'll fight any battles you need me to, standing strong and loyal at your side. I'll love you for as long as I breathe and even into death. I'll love becoming your wife and the mother of your children. I love how you make cute noises or how mad you make me when you tickle me until it hurts to breathe, from laughing so much. I love you when you grab my butt and when you put your hand on my head. I love laying on your chest in my "home". I love listening to you talk about your day because it fascinates me.I love laying with you, simply listening to you breathe. I love your kisses and your hands touching my body, in the most innocent of ways. I'll cuddle closer on cold days because you exert an inhuman amount of heat and I love being close to you.

We fit together, like puzzle pieces. We complete each other.

You make me happy every single day we are together. I love you more and more with each and every passing second. You're my "baka". The love of my life. I love you: with every fiber of my being, with all the passion in my heart, and more than all the stars in the sky. I love you, Panda.

Agapi mou, you are my everything."

Love,

Cat

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'Hell No' And 19 Other Responses When Asking College Students How They Felt About Friends Dating Their Siblings

I mean it worked in "The Kissing Booth."

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Entering a new relationship can be awkward at first, but what if your new boyfriend/girlfriend is your friends sibling?

Um, hello, double awkward.

Who breaks the news to them? What happens if you guys don't last? Is dating a friends sibling something that should even happen in the first place? Well, I wanted to get to the bottom of it, so I asked 20 college students two simple questions, "How do you feel about dating a friend's sibling or your friend's dating your sibling?" and "Would you stop being friends with somebody if they started dating your sibling?" and here's what they had to say.

1. "It depends on the friend." - 23, Male

He also said that he wouldn't stop being friends with somebody if they started dating their sibling.

2. "I honestly wouldn't care, I would do it." - 22, Female

She would remain friends with somebody if they started dating her sibling.

3. "Hell no, this shouldn't happen." - 21, Female

She said she definitely would drop her friend if this were to ever happen.

4. "I think that if it makes them happy than it's fine, but when they start neglecting you instead of hanging out it can be bad. Especially, if one of them breaks up with the other." - 23, Female

She wouldn't stop being friends with somebody if they dated her sibling, and she also said that she would date a friends sibling.

5. "Very opposed if it was a close friend because it could ruin the friendship." - 21, Female

She would drop her friend if this ever happened.

6. "I wouldn't mind as long as I knew their true intentions." - 19, Male

He would stay friends with somebody if this ever happened.

7. "I don't care." - 20, Female

Would stay friends with somebody.

8. "I would hate that, but if they're both happy I feel like I would need to support them. My main concern is if they broke up, I feel like I would have to choose sides." - 21, Female

She said either way it's awkward but she would remain friends with them.

9. "I think that it's fine as long as the friend doesn't shut me out." - 22, Female

She said that she would love them both regardless.

10. "Uncomfortable." - 20, Male

Okay fair enough considering his siblings are minors and his friends are not. But yes, he definitely would stop being friends with somebody if this ever happened.

11. "I don't have siblings, but I don't think that I would mind. Love is love, don't be a hater." -18, Female

She would date a friends sibling and stay friends with somebody if they dated her sibling, (if she had any).

12. "My siblings are younger than me so somebody better have a jail cell waiting for me." - 20, Male

Yet, he would still be friends with them even if this happened..

13. "I'm not okay with it." - 22, Female

Would still remain friends wit somebody if this were to happen though.

14. "I'm a lot older than them, so it's a little weird." - 27, Female

She also said that she would date a friends sibling and remain friends with somebody if they ever dated her sibling.

15. "I'm not really that weirded out as long as it didn't impact our friendship. I personally don't find anything wrong with it" -18, Female

She too said that she would date a friends sibling and remain friends with somebody if they ever dated her sibling.

16. "My sister is like 31 so that's weird. I'm not for it but I'm not against it either." -18, Female

She wouldn't date any of her friends siblings but would remain friends with somebody if they dated hers.

17. "It was bound to happen. It just doesn't matter to me personally. " - 22, Female

She also said love is love, and that she would date one of her friends siblings and stay friends if somebody dated hers.

18. "Very awkward. The risk of losing them is too high." - 21, Female

Wouldn't personally date a friends sibling but would keep the friendship if somebody dated hers.

19. "Annoyed. Your "friend" is going to leave you high and dry for your brother/sibling." - 23, Female

Would never date a friends sibling and would drop somebody if they dated hers.

20. "I'd be a bit weirded out at first but that wouldn't negate our friendship." - 25, Male

Would remain friends if one of his friends started dating his sister and is dating his sisters best friend/soul sister.

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