They told me that falling in love is easy, but they didn't tell me that falling out of love comes naturally and it's just as hard.
They told me that I deserve better, but they didn't tell me that you were enough for me.
They told me that I could live with every broken bone, but they didn't tell me that you're one of the constants I need to keep me going.
They told me that everything happens for a reason, but they didn't tell me that an acceptable reason is all I need for me to stay silent and move on.
They told me that mastering the art of smiling can ease the pain, but they didn't tell me that sleeping with tear-stained pillows and puffy eyes is the only way for me to feel better and to fall asleep.
They told me that I should stop searching for happiness, but they didn't tell me that the only place where I could find happiness is when I look back to the past.
They told me that forgiveness brings emotional freedom, but they didn't tell me that blaming myself for what happened is all I could do.
They told me that it's always best to finish as strong, but they didn't tell me that people who don't experience heartaches will never value felicity as much as I do.
They told me that you'll soon realize the error of your ways, but they didn't tell me that it might take you if not months, or years even.
They told me to unlove you, but they didn't tell me to start loving you in a different way and that is to walk away.
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