That was beautifully written, Rachel. I went through a breakup from a relationship like the one you described. I held on tightly for fear of loss, and then it shattered me when he left. Nearly two years have passed and I just now am able to breathe deeply again. I've come to peace with the fact that I will always love him, and that's ok. Your words were further confirmation to me that I'm not alone in this sentiment. Thank you!