Dear "Someone From My Past",
Thank you for everything. Seriously. I mean it. thank you for teaching me everything that you've taught me. I'm actually grateful for the way you did what you did, too! You lied, and led me astray, led me on, you probably would have lead me off a cliff if I hadn't got out when I did. You destroyed me, and you made me bitter.
I spent a lot of time hating you. Even longer than I ever loved you. I suppose there are days when I still look back and hate your guts, but I spend my days looking forward, looking to my side to see all the wonderful people I have and nearly lost because of you. For that, though, I cannot and will not forgive you.
But, I am grateful for your lies and deceit, in some sick, masochistic way. I'm even grateful that you hurt me. I'm grateful for every single teardrop that I cried over you. Do you know why? It's because I will never let anyone treat me the way you did ever again. You broke me but I got built up 100% better. Because of you, I learned that I hate being made feel small, I hate being lied to. You were the straw that broke the camels back.
You led me on, and ruined me. But, I'm better now.
I am the person you never wanted me to be.
And damn, does it feel good to be rid of you.