Separated

So this is how a marriage ends?
In some ways, it seems like it ended long ago…two years ago, when you first gave your love to another. The love that was promised to me for life.
I held on. I hoped. I believed. I tried, cried and prayed.
I gave you love again. Timidly, hurt, afraid.
I opened myself to you and gave you the trust you did not deserve. In turn, you crushed my heart again and made that trust a future impossibility.
So here we are, Separated.

What happens next?
You, who ended it all with your unfaithfulness, your broken vows; now you say you don’t want it to end. You abused the bonds that held us together until they broke apart and now you want it back.
My empty heart. My tired mind. Cannot conceive of giving you my love again.

This will not kill me.
In the midst of the ashes of my former life, the burnt down dreams of the life we built together, new growth is budding.
This is the beginning of a life where I meet myself for the first time.
I will live more fully than I ever have before.
I will learn to love in a new way, without sacrificing myself.
This is where it begins.

Separated

maeflower

Joined May 2010

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The end of life with my childhood sweetheart. Moving on to my new beginning.

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