The following#POPCreators entry was submitted by Karen Mei Caro. She has already moved on and is now happily married. Submissions under POP! Creator Community appears “as is,” without any editorial intervention.
Here’s the letter written by Caro entitled “A letter to the man who broke my heart on Valentine’s Day”:
Your best friend introduced you to me. You just came from a break-up and you were still healing. You said you were not yet ready to be in a relationship again. But we immediately became friends. And then, a few months later, we were lovers.
You were sensible, amusing and sweet. We talked about a lot of things. We shared our thoughts and dreams. We even talked about our future together. I was happy every time I was with you.
Then, you worked abroad and I stayed here. We were miles apart but it was okay. You said that we would get married when you return home. And I trusted that promise.
We would always talk on the phone and exchange e-mails. Even if you were busy, you had time for me. We had no problems, issues or anything. Our relationship was totally fine. And then, things just started to change.
One day, I just felt that you didn’t really care anymore. You stopped communicating with me for many weeks. I didn’t know if you were still there. I didn’t even know what you were thinking about. There were many things that I wanted to ask. There were many stories that I wanted to share. But you were not around and you no longer called.
It was Valentine’s Day and I received an e-mail from you. I thought you would say sorry for not keeping in touch but I was wrong. The message was short. Direct to the point, no explanations. You just said goodbye because you were already in-loved with someone else. I couldn’t describe the pain. Then, I started to cry uncontrollably. But thank you because you were brave and honest enough to admit that you were falling for another woman. Thank you for telling the truth, no matter how hard it is.
I never hated you even if you broke my heart. I did not want to say bad things about you because you loved me even if during those times when I was difficult to love. You showered me with chocolates and gifts. You wrote poems for me on random moments. Maybe, you really loved me but you chose the one who was near to you.
The healing process was painful. I endured so many sleepless nights. There were also days when I couldn’t eat. Almost everything around me reminded me of you – even when I was just walking alone at the mall and I would hear our favorite song. It was not easy but I have tried to understand why it ended that way. I have learned to accept that it was meant to happen and it was better to let go than to hold on to something that was no longer there. I have learned to love myself, to smile and to believe in love again.
Many years have passed and a lot of things have changed. I can see that we’re now both happy with our separate lives. And I want to thank you for everything. Now, I understand why it didn’t work out with you – because God has prepared someone better for me.
POP! Creator Community/Karen Mei Caro
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