It killed me when you defended someone who didn't love you as selflessly as I did. Letting you go was the hardest thing I've ever done, but I hope you won't make the same mistakes with the next girl. I just wish you had made them with the girl before me.
You may be all these things to me and mean a great deal, but I've learned through my experiences that I should love and respect myself enough to know that with or without you I will live, survive, and eventually thrive.
There are some things you don’t want to happen, but have to accept, things you don’t want to know, but have to learn, and people you can’t live without but have to let go. Some circumstances and people come into your life just to strengthen you, so you can move on without them. - via: http://www.marcandangel.com/2012/07/30/12-things-to-know-before-letting-go/
That actually makes me feel a little bit better. I know that sounds strange, but I fear loving another for just that reason - trust. If the same thing were to happen ever again, I truly don't think I'd be able to come out the other side like I did, kicking, scratching, and screaming (metaphorically speaking) this time. So... let's just keep it simple, shall we?
We rarely lose friends and lovers, we just gradually figure out who our real ones are. So when people walk away from you, let them go. Your destiny is never tied to anyone who leaves you. It doesn’t mean they are bad people; it just means that their part in your story is over.