You might be contacting because you seek forgiveness. You might be contacting because you want to test the waters as to whether I would consider forgiving you enough, to take you back.

However I am empowered by the act of no action. The ability to let you pass on by without any need to see what you want this time.

There is no need for regret. As I feel only thankful something ended that wasn’t right. I’m grateful to have learned the lesson.

There is no need for apologies, your repentance or your attempts at closure. I healed on my own. Nothing else is required from you. Your closure must be sought elsewhere.

There is no need for conversation. Time doesn’t torture me with, what ifs? It fills me with honest reflection and does not sugar coat it with the illusion that we were, or could have been, something more. It only offers me what was.

Two people that didn’t work together. A part of my past, not my future.

If you are looking for forgiveness, I forgive you. But I do not want you back.

By Amy Roullier
By Amy Roullier

Amy is the Founder and Editor of The Authentic Optimist. She talks all things life. From the highs to the lows, to all those messy bits in-between. She is a writer, rambler, lover of carbs (her true soulmate) and she is especially passionate about dispelling myths about women in their 30s. Amy lives in Lincolnshire with her two greyhounds.