For your sake, I won't say your name. I know it well, and I cannot get it out of my head. But to you, you who hurt me, you who took away my relationship, you who selfishly thought of only your own happiness, thank you.
We have never met, but I know you must know who I am. I am the woman you saved through the strangest means possible. My boyfriend cheated on me with you. Through social media, you must have known I existed.
You were selfish in every way. You didn’t care that I was completely in love with this man. You didn’t care that I saw a future with him. You didn’t care that we stayed up late nights speaking of our future family.
I could say congratulations or you win, or even the cliché -- you deserve each other, but I won't. I will say thank you.
I will never understand how you could do it.
You would think I would hate you, because you did to another woman what all women fear most, but I don't hate you. You have done me an incredible service that I did not have the courage to do myself.
Thank you for setting me free. Thank you for saving me a future full of pain and lies. Thank you for showing his true colors through your joint actions.
Thank you for giving me a reason to say goodbye to the biggest blockade I have ever faced. Thank you for opening my future up again.
Thank you for taking the blame, for giving me a reason to leave, to give me a reason to start over.
Thank you for reminding me that I am worth so much more than lies and deception, that I don't have to take the emotional abuse and trauma of this experience lying down.
Thank you for showing me that there are better ways to spend my time and my tears.
Thank you for giving me a chance to find the love I truly deserve.
Thank you for bringing me to my knees, for reminding me of what pain feels like, for without pain we cannot understand the beauty of healing.
I don't hate you. I thank you.
I wish you the best. I wish you nothing more but happiness.