Let me make one thing clear, this is not a love-confession; it is an attempt for closure!

It has been a long time, I’m sure you’ve noticed. Last night, I caught myself thinking about you. Not that I still have feelings for you but thinking about how we’ve managed to cut ties between each other. And even though I have no idea how you are, I hope you’re doing well.

It is funny how two best friends can become lovers and then complete strangers. After all, there was a time when you were the centre of my world. You knew everything about me. Every little detail! My day would start and end with you. And look at us now!


Sometimes I wonder why we couldn’t still be friends. Why can’t we go for coffee together sometime? Why can’t we wish each other a Happy Birthday? I mean, we’ve been a huge part of each other’s life.

But I think it’s best that we’re far off from each other. The friendship we have – we had – cannot help but make us fall for each other all over again. And I definitely don’t want to go down that road again.

Everything that happened between us wasn’t entirely your fault. I was equally to blame. But blaming you for everything that went wrong gave me a little comfort on nights when I couldn’t stop crying.


We weren’t right for each other and I realize that now. I’ve found the one for me and I hope you do, too. He treats me the way I didn’t think I deserved. I finally know what it’s like to love and be loved back.

So, I wish you all the best and although you will never read this letter, although we will never speak to each other again, although you are out of my life forever, I wish you nothing but happiness.

Never to be called YOURS again,

Your ex-lover!

Author: Zainab Haji

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