Should you find this note, probably buried beneath the clean laundry in the green hamper, I want you to know that this is for the best. I don't want to regret anything and I don't want you to regret anything. When you look upon this letter, I want you not to yearn for me, not to miss me or any feelings or events that we shared. And I want you to know that this was the hardest thing for me to do. This was the ultimate act of love for you. If you look around the apartment, you should find my things gone. You should find all the pictures of us together ripped in half, only your half still in the frames. The promise ring you gave me is laying on the mantle. My clothes have been taken care of, along with my journals, artwork, and books. Nothing of mine should remain in your home. I'm sorry for complicating your life and taking time away from your family and friends. I understand that I was selfish.
The only thing of yours that I kept was the necklace with an opal pendant. I didn't mean to keep it, but I wanted something to remember you by. How foolish of me. I'll never forget you and I'll always miss you, but this is what's best for you and your family. I knew from the first dinner together that your mother didn't like me. I'm unsure of whether it was my wealth (or lack thereof) or merely the fact that I was a nobody, not good enough for her child. As for your father... he didn't like me, but he accepted me. Your siblings took to me, but they always seemed a bit distant. They felt uncomfortable around me. Your whole family didn't really like me.
I know that as you read this, you're wondering how and why this all happened so quickly. Well, it's been on my mind for a few weeks and I realized that it's either now or never. I'm glad that I worked up the courage to begin doing it. The reason is your family. I love them all because I love you. If I didn't love them, I wouldn't love you. It means a lot to me, personally, for the partner to respect the other's parents. I wish things could have worked out, but to persue that would have been incredibly selfish. I hope you find another whom your parents adore. I hope that you get the best of the best.
Right now, I am leaving you. I'm moving far, far away. I'll miss you and things will be strange for a while, but I'll eventually adapt. I hope that you will, too.
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