Dear Mr. Ex: Please Leave Me Alone, I Am Better Off Without You

Anonymous Anonymous in Life Is Tough on 12 August, 2017

I believe that everything happens for a reason. This happened when I was a teenager. One day I received a message on Facebook from an old schoolmate of mine. We had studied in the same school till class 10. He had then shifted to Chandigarh in the middle of the term!

We started talking casually and asked each other questions like “How are you? How is everything going on?” etc. We then moved on to talking on a daily basis. Then it became every hour. We started caring for each other and then we fell madly in love with each other.

Everything was perfect until he broke my heart without thinking about my feelings. He even disrespected my parents. Our relationship continued for almost 1.5 years. He started taking me for granted because we were in a long distance relationship.

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He had physical relationships with other girls and he even told me about them. He said he was breaking up with me because he didn’t feel connected with me anymore. I was very hurt on hearing this. Then he went on to say that he loved me but he would never marry me. It shattered me. I started realizing that he was using me to pass his time. He then said that I could live with him forever but he would never ever marry me. He even called my mom and me a ‘ran**’ (whore).

I tried to patch up with him many times but it was of no use. I texted him on Messenger and WhatsApp for about 4 months. He saw my messages every time but I never got a reply from him.

That was the turning point in my life. I decided to move on. I got in touch with one of my friends who used to take care of me. He told me that he loved me and had kept it a secret until now. One day he proposed to me. And I am in a happy relationship with him now.

After 8 months, I received a long text from my ex-friend. It was full of filmy lines and cheesy dialogues. He told me that he loved me and requested me to get back with him. He promised me that he would never break my heart and s**t like that.

I had moved on by then. He was a part of my past now. I know I have committed thousands of mistakes. I wish I had not been in a relationship with such a guy. I would never have gone into depression for months.

Author's Note:

The point is I still get texts from my ex-friend.

But dear ex- friend, I want to thank you for leaving me during my hard times. I also want to thank you for not being with me when I was feeling low. I also really wish to thank you for giving me a chance to find someone better. He is madly in love with me and I too love him. I don’t need you dear ex. Please stop bothering me.

Editor's Note:

Share this story so that we all learn to take charge of our lives like this young girl. There is always something better waiting for us round the corner. We just need to move on with a whole lot of faith in ourselves.