I found a box of letters while cleaning up the apartment.
It was from my Ex. Sent from 5 years back, when we were still in a long distance relationship.
She was finishing her social work license and graduate schooling in another state.
The letters showed a level of kindness and commitment I couldn’t recognize in her today. She was excited to move in with me and build a life together.
Her last words to me were that I was a mental health detriment, and I should never speak to her again.
It still hurts, even now.
A friend of mine wisely reminded me:
It takes two people to form a relationship. One person cannot will it into existence.