My ex boyfriend told me he still cares… what can I do to get him back?
You have to do what you think is right for you, and, in the case of the pet, for it too. Now, I’m not saying I played fetch with a car, but it may have had a name and I might have spent more time detailing it than I did doing rhymes homework. So, invested time and money played into the pain of letting it go, along with some AWESOME road tripping memories.
I think some breakups tend to play out in a similar fashion.
The person who breaks it off makes that call because, for whatever reason, they think it’s what’s best for them. It’s human nature to protect one’s own self-interests. That doesn’t necessarily mean that they just stop caring altogether. If you truly care about someone, it doesn’t just go away, even if they were the most spectacular variation of jerk on the planet.
It actually really sucked walking away from that at that moment, but if I was going to do what was best for me I had to realize that that didn’t include him. I couldn’t expect him to change who he was to make it work, that would be unfair to him.