If someone treats you like you are unimportant, it is a reflection of them and what they value out of relationships. It is not a reflection of you or your worth as a person. You don't have to prove your importance to other people.

Remember that.

I wanted to say, thank you. Why you ask? I'm thanking you for the chance to finally see myself on the pedestal that you knocked me off of, the opportunity for me to believe in myself, and all of the moments where I learned the true strength of my heart.

When we broke up, I was absolutely devastated. You have to understand that I lost not just the person I was completely in love with, but the person who was my best friend in every single way. That's a lot to lose in just a couple phrases. Yet, those words, "I think we should break up" are some of the most heart-wrenching words a person will hear in their lifetime. It was at that moment where my world felt like it was turning upside down and I would continuously think to myself how things could get any worse.

That is until I found out why you left.

When you leave a relationship to be with another person, I want you to understand the toll it takes on a person, both mentally and emotionally. The individual you left feels like they aren't good enough or were never good enough for your love. They feel as if they never had a chance, completely and utterly invisible to how much significance they serve in your life. No matter what they do to prove how much they care about you, it just never seems to be enough. Their value of self-worth becomes less and less as each day goes by, knowing that they were replaced and no longer your favorite person.

But through the heartache comes strength and I have you to thank for that. Even though it was some of the most difficult times of my life, I learned the greatest lesson about myself, most importantly about my heart. When I tried to fight for you, I thought I was doing it to not only get you back but to save my heart from any more heartache. What I actually learned was how strong my heart became. I realized that it's so important to follow your heart, no matter where it may lead you.

I learned how to define happiness on my own terms and no longer have my happiness depend on another person. I used to think that you were the person who completed me, but I'm the only one who can complete me. You were just an added bonus to what made me who I am. But even without you, I'm still complete because I now know how to make myself a priority.

I may have lost my best friend, but you're the one who suffered the greatest lost. You willingly left someone who thought the world of you. In today's generation, it's very hard to find people out there who genuinely mean what they say when they mention how much they love you. And you lost someone who would go on for an entire lifetime about how much they loved you.

And to be honest, I still do. I feel like I always will. But, I know what I deserve, and that's someone who sees me for me, and wouldn't ever leave me to search for more.

So thank you for leaving me. Even though you broke my heart, you helped shape me into the person I am today. I'm now a person who looks at love in a different perspective, in a much stronger way. It's now a side where I truly understand what is real and what is not. I just wish you knew all of this when you left me because I knew what we had was real.

But at the end of the day, I only hope that you're happy and doing well and maybe think about me from time to time on how much you regret leaving me.