I had a relationship this year that would seem like a blip on the map to most people, but it definitely made a significant impact on me and clearly continues to affect my cognition and choices. This relationship was not one that was offered with a nice gift of closure. It simply wasn’t available and I will never be able to attain it in the traditional sense due to extremely extenuating circumstances.
But I have come out the other side with some realizations and gratitude. I know more, I’m an weensy bit wiser, and I certainly have leveled up on what I am declaring as my baseline as a partner. I just want to shout out to anyone out there who didn’t get the closure they really wanted and needed, ever so desperately, but kept carrying on. I see you. You are strong. Stronger than that coward. And I am giving you a permission slip for your closure to be realizing that you are worth more than they were willing to offer you.
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