Dear Narc Husband,
There’s so much to say, and so little time (basically because I’m moving on and don’t care to spend too much energy on you these days).
Thank you. Over the course of the past year, you’ve taught me lessons that I didn’t even know I needed to learn. Why would I, as a blissfully ignorant newly wed?
But here I am, strong as fuck and wiser than I ever knew possible *cue Fighter by Christina Aguilera.*
Thanks to you, I will never be manipulated by another man. I will never dive heart-first into a relationship. I now know signs to look for and how to identify a raging narcissist from a mile away. Now, I can set healthy boundaries and listen to my intuition when it tells me that something is wrong. I’ve learned that intuition is vital information that mustn’t be ignored.
Even your most recent act of carelessness has helped me move on. I don’t cry for you anymore. I don’t miss you anymore. You’ve made it crystal clear that you are not the man I thought I married. I no longer think that you took away the best years of my life, because I believe that they haven’t started yet.
You were a lesson, plain and simple.