To All the Boys I Loved, Thank You

Dating in the digital age is not for the faint of heart. Heck, dating in any time period at any age is difficult.

I've had my fair share of long term relationships and short lived ones peppered throughout my 20s and 30s. Sometimes the shorter relationships hurt just as much as the longer ones.

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Ghosted by a BF of 3 Years. Here's How I Healed. 7 Steps to Getting Over a Breakup How to Breakup with Your Past Oftentimes, I didn't get a chance to express how I felt. Gotta love the ghosting! With hindsight being 20/20, here's what I would have said to these boys that I loved. W.H. Wagner We had a good three year run. Even reading the papers together on Sunday morning was fun. I'm grateful for the high and low points in the relationship. Though in my opinion, it was 95% high and only the last few months were low. I can't imagine what you were going through during the last few months of our relationship when we were doing long distance. Work sounded rough and it seemed very lonely. I was also experiencing a lot of difficulties with my career and family life. It's too bad we couldn't communicate easily, especially when we could have used the support from each other most. Thank you for loving me as best you could. Thank you for your patience. Thank you for teaching me that I deserved more. RBZ, Paul, and all the boys I loved Sometimes I wish we never dated and other times I'm glad we did. More often than not, I'm glad things panned out the way they did. I'm learning that our paths crossed for a reason. I learned how to pick myself up, ask for help from friends, and be my own best friend. I've learned acceptance, confidence, resilience and forgiveness. To all the boys I loved, thank you. Thank you for all the good and bad times that made my 20s and 30s so colorful. I wish you nothing but the best.