An image of a brutally honest letter written to a random stranger explaining the life changing event that the author experienced is gaining traction across social media sites.
Posted to Imgur, this letter that exudes genuine feelings and heartfelt emotions is easy to identify with for those who have faced difficult relational situations like this, as the gut wrenching honesty sounds all too familiar for many.
For those who are currently in the middle of a situation like this or even for those who may experience something similar in the future, may this letter serve as a reminder that everyone deserves happiness in their life
If you can’t make out the words in the image, the letter below reads:
“I recently left and emotionally abusive relationship.
After months of insults I won’t repeat, false accusations, lies, delusions, broken mirrors, nightly battles… I left. I was being poisoned by each day that I stayed. So with a heavy heart, I left my lover of three years, knowing that I had already put it off for too long. At first he begged, then he cursed, but eventually he packed his bags and faded out of my life like a bad dream.
For the first few weeks, my body seemed to reject this. For three years I had seen the world through him- colored glasses. I didn’t know who I was without him. Despite the kindness of friends and even strangers, I could not help feeling utterly alone.
But it was this sense of aloneness that set me free. Somewhere along the way, I let go. I released all of the painful memories, the names he had called me, the shards of him buried deep in my brain. I stopped believing the things he had made me think about myself. I began to see how extraordinarily, breathtakingly beautiful life is. I meditated, drank too much coffee, talked to strangers, laughed at nothing. I wrote poetry and stopped to smell and photograph every flower. Once I discovered that my happiness depended only on myself, nothing could hurt me anymore.
I have found- and continue to find- peace. Each day I am closer to it that I was yesterday. I am a work in progress but I am full to the brim with gratitude and joy.
And so, since I have opened a new chapter in my life, I want to peacefully part with the contents of the last chapter. The end of my relationship was the catalyst for a wealth of positive changes in my life. It was a symbol. Most importantly, it was an act of self-love! It was a realization that I deserved to be happy and could choose to be. And so, in an effort to leave behind the things that do not help me grow, I am letting go of a relic from the painful past.
I wore this necklace- a gift from him- everyday for over two years. To me, letting it go is a joyous declaration that I moving forward with strength and grace and deep, lasting peace.
Please accept this gift as a reminder that we all deserve happiness. Whoever you are, and whatever pain you have faced, I hope you find peace.