Listen- I know it’s hard. I know it will be hard to live without someone who was once a hopeful part of your life. I know what it is like, living in the aftermath of another human being. I know it hurts, but you cannot focus on the people who walked away, you cannot keep all that hope alive inside of you. At the end of the day if someone wants to be with you, they will be. Truly- they are capable, they will make the effort, they will show up. If they do not- let that be your closure.
And still, It will be hard
However, you do not have to hate them. You do not have to remember their contribution to your life as anything but, beautiful. Do not ruin them in your mind, do not grip until you feel resentment. Instead- love them without attachment. Love the lessons they taught you. Wish them every single time, you think about them. Miss them, but do not ache for them to come back. If the people in your life left because they were not ready to love you, do not ask for them to be more than they can be at the moment.
So instead of focusing on people who left, focus on people who chose to be there instead. Focus on the ones who stayed, on the ones who respect you and appreciate you. Focus on the people who empower you and grow you and make your life beautiful and create happiness in your life. You are surrounded by human beings who will not shy away from the love you give. You are surrounded by human beings who know that they want you in their life, people who will show you that every single day. Do not take them for granted. Do not lose touch of what you have, chasing what you no longer do.
No more, It will be hard
Trust me when I say- you will miss out on beautiful things if you continue to let your past pull you from experiencing what the present has to offer you. Do not close yourself off to your potential. Instead, open yourself to the world, and allow for it to fill that space with the kinds of people, the kinds of memories, the kinds of experience that exhilarate you- compel you- that make you love yourself, and your life, and what you have to offer, more and more each day.