You don’t always have to leave the person that hurt you. You don’t always have to run out of chances. Sometimes all someone needs is to be loved unconditionally, and maybe that 17th chance was all they needed to come around. After a while, all the energy you put in to him was worth it, and you can live happily ever after.
But sometimes, you’re just ready to pick up the pieces of your own heart, be your own hero, and move on. What some people don’t understand is that sometimes, forgiving someone doesn’t mean giving them a second chance. Forgiveness doesn’t have to be between two people. It can be something that happens within yourself, and it brings you peace and it lets go of anger, and you still get to move on. You don’t always have to take someone back after you forgive them. You don’t even need to ever talk to them again. You can just forgive them.
Some people’s relationships turn out stronger after going through something hard. But don’t let that make you think you’ll never find better. It’s okay to believe that there are better things out there for you than going back to the person that continuously hurt you. It’s okay to believe that you’re worth more. It’s okay to not want to put any more energy in to something that’s broken.
Don’t lose sight of how strong you are for letting go. Don’t underestimate how much happier you will become once you’ve finally learned to let go of the pain he caused you and finally have enough energy that you can put towards something that won’t poison your soul.
You don’t deserve to have to put more energy in to something that’s broken. He hurt you, so walk away instead of putting even more of your time in to fixing something that shouldn’t even have been broken in the first place. He broke it, it’s not worth your time to go back to that.