I think we all have at least one love or crush in our background who broke up with us, and we never truly understood why.

Maybe you had fun together and enjoyed similar things. Maybe you got along great with each other’s families. Maybe your intimate life was great.

But for some reason unbeknownst to you, that individual just didn’t feel “it” for you.

We have a propensity to argue and reason (and sometimes beg & plead, too) for that person to “see” how great we are and stay.

With maturity and wisdom, though, comes the realization that anyone who doesn’t desire to be in a relationship with us anymore isn’t right for us either, no matter how wonderful we think they are or how much we enjoyed the relationship.

Wisdom brings the ability to see this, and while we’ll still grieve over it and feel hurt, we learn to let it go so that something more wonderful can take its place in the future.

“Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.”
― Lyndon B. Johnson