Why I Had To Say Goodbye

Sometimes the best relationships don’t conclude with a happy ending. On that note, I’m not writing this article to bash on my ex-boyfriend in any way. As a matter of fact, I still love him, and I had to love him enough to let him go.

Relationships are hard. There’s no doubt. I’ve never heard of a couple who doesn’t have some type of argument at some point in their relationship. We always told each other that we were never ever going to fight with each other, but that proved to be impossible, especially towards the close of our relationship. Boys will be boys, especially in college. In my specific case, I was put in second place. Here's a quick tip: You should never feel as if you’re being put last. It’s a definite warning sign. Also, think about how you feel during all of this. Do you feel valued, loved, beautiful, and thriving? If you answer no to any of these, your best bet is to walk away now. You’re undoubtedly worth more than whatever is taking precedent over you and your relationship.

Let’s face it: College is a whole new ballpark, and even though we can be confident about it, we have to face the fact that we are not going to like all the changes happening around us. In addition to this, we might not like the changes occurring in the life of a partner or friend. Sometimes people find something different that they value more than you, and the sad truth is that you just have to face it. It gets better with time, even when you feel as if time has stopped. If you’re like me, and you have a fantastic squad of gal pals, you don’t have to go through this alone. Reach out to them and let them help you. You’d be there for them if they were feeling the same way, and that’s the beauty of friendship. As for that previously special man, listen to this beautiful quote created by Alfred Lord Tennyson: “Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.”

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