This is the hardest love letter I have ever had to write, because it is a love letter to break up and the last one I will write to you, my love. I know it might be hard for you to believe, but I truly love you in the deepest and most sincere way, no matter what has happened or will happen. I love you without conditions, without expectations, without reservations, and with all my heart forever. Maybe that makes it all the more painful to write this message, but write it I must. Because I know that you have betrayed me, and I can never recover from the fact of your betrayal.
At first I simply refused to take any stock in the rumors that were floating around. We had been together for so long, and were such an obviously natural and beautiful couple, that when people started whispering about you having an affair I dismissed it quickly, without a second thought. You would never ever do such a thing, I said to myself and to others, and there was simply no way this could be happening. Then I was forced to listen to an old mutual friend of ours, who insisted that I had to consider the possibility that you were cheating on me – and I trusted this person implicitly.
Call it stalking, or call it being prudent and careful about my own self-preservation, but I followed you that one evening to a place on 5th street. You had told me you were not feeling well and that you were planning to go to bed early, in your own apartment. Being recently suspicious, but hoping for the best, I camped outside your door for awhile. Unfortunately, I couldn’t believe my eyes when you emerged just at twilight, dressed in one of my favorite outfits, and walking briskly towards the local coffee shop.
I encountered even more disbelieve when I saw you greet a stranger to me, a tall, handsome guy, and kiss him on the cheek. As the two of you sat in a close and very romantic pose at a small table, I felt my heart sinking, and my world crumbling around me. It was clear that there were feelings between you, and the way you caressed his hand as it lay on the table was maddening. I saw the way you looked at him, and I found myself realizing that you had looked at me that same way, many, many times in the past. That’s when I made my decision.
Our relationship is over, let that be clear. I know now that you have been unfaithful, and I can never forget the fact of your infidelity. I can forgive you, but that doesn’t mean that I can forget the things that have happened, or that you should either. I realize that he gives you something that I can’t, and it will never be the same between you and me. So, I am calling it quits, you are free, our affair is history. But please understand that I love you and will love you always, and I will never forget you, no matter who comes along or what happens in my life. I sincerely wish you only the best, for the rest of your life.