not all love affairs are forever. some burn so brightly that there is no way that they could be sustained through the responsibilities of life. sometimes, no matter how much you want it to be so, the person you love, can’t love you back the way you need to be loved. when i came to this realization, the part i had the hardest time reconciling was that those love affairs are still important. that love is no less real or true than the forever kind. as much as you may wish it weren’t so, the lost love, will be with you forever, even when the person isn’t.
so what happens when that person comes back into your life? you love your life, you love your partner, where does this person fit?
the answer is, they don’t.
there aren’t enough corners if the heart to hold something that big. i just hope for you, that that old love respects you enough to let you go.
i am grateful to Brandi Carlile. her words helped me to understand that sometimes the best thing, the only thing you can do, is walk away. if you don’t know her, you should. click below to give her a listen