Hey, you with the tears streaming down your face. You with a heart feeling like it’s going to shatter into a million pieces with just the thought of a name. You who feel like your world is collapsing around you as you remember all the good times you shared with someone special. Someone who decided it was time to leave. Can you open up just for a second and read this short letter to the brokenhearted? Just long enough to pause and reflect.
I know it is hard to concentrate when all you can think about is them, who they are with, and if they feel as upset as you do. Just take a deep breath and let it out. Let all the emotions out. Scream, cry, shout, beat a pillow, just get the pent-up emotions out. Don’t be afraid to show emotion and feel the hurt.
However, I want you to remember to eat, shower, and not let the heartache completely take over. One day you won’t wince at their name, you’ll be able to talk about them without tears filling in your eyes, and you’ll move on. If you don’t eat or take care of yourself, you’ll have a lot more to work on in the long run. Feel the pain, just don’t lose yourself to it.
I know you thought this person was the one. The one you were going to spend your life with, but life had different plans and now the ache in your chest seems like it will never go away. Days get blurry, memories collide, and doubts within yourself start to pile.
Please don’t let false thoughts cause you to believe untrue things about yourself. Let the thoughts come and run through but remind yourself these are just thoughts based on the emotions you are feeling. They are not facts, they are just the mirrored emotional pain you are going through, and your brain’s way to make sense of the world you and another person-built collapsing.
Your world will be rebuilt with the broken pieces. You’ll become a little stronger, wiser, cautious, and more understanding within time. During the time you are rebuilding it’s going to hurt. It’s going to feel like it’s impossible to move on. You are going to want to cry your eyes out many days. That’s okay. You are okay. You are not weak; you are someone who feels and that is okay.
One day you’ll wake up and you won’t feel the heartbreak. You’ll smile and realize how far you’ve come without the person you thought you were going to spend forever with. You got this, even if you cry every single day, I promise you got this.
Every time you feel like you can’t go on just grab this letter to the brokenhearted and remind yourself it takes time to heal.