A Tremendous Mistake

There was nothing you could ever do that would’ve made me change my mind when I decided—a long time ago—that I would stay with you till the very end. You were not my first choice; that’s an understatement to say the least. It was just easier to stay by your side than from me to admit that I might be making a tremendous mistake.

It’s all right if you don’t keep every little promise that you made. If I’m being completely honest, well, I never really believed anything that you said anyway. I never imagined that we’d make this far? I figured we’d rock the boat a little bit but not sink the ship. Well, here we are, passed the point of no return, and it’s too late to change course.

I was easily charmed—at first—by your unconventional manner and the way that you wore your hair. But now I’m having second thoughts and they are keepin’ me up all night. They’re telling me that I can do better than you—and you know what?—they’re right. Because—the truth is—you don’t have any of the qualities or characteristics that I think are important for a person to have, like common sense, decency, compassion, humility, self-awareness, empathy, kindness, consistency, restraint, integrity, respect, stability, experience, maturity, and—how could I forget—sanity.

Now I worry that you won’t understand when I say “it’s not you, it’s me.” I’ve still got a lotta growing up to do so now it’s time for me to move on; please don’t be angry with me. I don’t ever wanna see you again. Trust me—it’s for the best. You can keep the house—for a little while—just don’t get too comfortable.