I didn’t get it before. I would get so mad at you for thinking you knew what was best for me better than I did. I didn’t understand why you couldn’t just give me whatever little piece of yourself that was available. I hated how you told me I was too good for what I wanted.
I get it now.
That when you really respect someone, you won’t give them anything less than what they deserve; even if that means letting them go. That therein lies no contradiction, although it seems that way at first glance. Knowing that the 50% they’re willing to settle for is in fact, unacceptable. That surely if you cannot give them everything, every ounce of attention, support, and love they deserve, then you cannot give them anything. And although you hate to let go, to cause pain, you refuse to treat them less than. And that is the greatest respect you can show.
I couldn’t accept that what I wanted and what I deserved were separate. That although I wanted anything I could get from you, I deserved all of you.
I get it now. I can see your side.
I just want you to know that there are no hard feelings. That not only do I wish you all of the happiness and success the world can muster, but I hope that one day, what you want, need, deserve, and get, are all the same. Thank you for the respect.