From Our Readers: To Anyone Who's Been Left Alone
We all know it sucks to be the one loving too much yet ending up being the one hurt. You've got to give your all yet it isn't enough enough for the other person to stay. You offered everything but they chose to walk away. Your story isn't isolated. There are other people out there experiencing the same thing. After all, we are players in the same game, combatting only with different monsters. You thought love suffices your relationship yet a day after a perfect movie date, they'll leave you all of a sudden, without explanations, which, to put it simply, sucks. They'll just vanish into thin air, and you'll be left hanging. Next thing you know, your whole life is ruined.
We could always just wait for those who left to come back, but there's no assurance that they will. The fact that they decided to leave, they already saw their future without you. And to cling to that kind of person is like instant suicide. They left. You're alone. You're wondering why they did. And every insecurity you buried when you were together comes rushing back.
But let me tell you something.
It's not because you're not enough. It's because they don't know how to be contented. It's not because you're demanding. It's because they don't want to put much effort for things to work out. It's not because you're clingy and annoying. It's because they don't know how to appreciate your quirks. It's not because you're hard to understand. It's because they just didn't tried hard enough. This list could go on and on, but I assure you: It's not because you're not worthy of their love. It's because they're not worthy of yours.
You could think every negative thought on earth and just put yourself down, but here's something to think about. It didn't work out just because it wasn't meant to be, it didn't work out because in the right time, at the right place, it'll all work out with the right person.
Yes, the healing process takes time and is difficult but it's not impossible. You could mourn your loss for some time but it'll come to a point that you need to step forward. Feelings change. People come and go. Sometimes what you wanted will not be granted to you, but I'm sure that what you deserve will be given.
The road to recovery is a rough one and you could trip over and hurt yourself again and again but there's always a chance to start anew. Yes, we could wait but sooner we'll get tired of waiting. And we'll realize that we're just wasting our time for something unsure. We shouldn't regret letting go of all our investments if in the end, we are the ones losing. And that thought pops into our mind, that's when we have to wake up and take the challenge to leave everything behind.
To all the people who were left alone:
Bad news: Nothing lasts forever.
Good news: Nothing lasts forever.
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