We simply had differing views on life. I had my own expectations of the relationship, as she did, and compromising just seemed too hard for either one of us each time, which resulted in a strained bond. Also, I’m the sort to want to settle down, but unfortunately, we weren’t on the same page, so we decided it was best that we stopped seeing each other.” “If I remember correctly, the breakup wasn’t ugly and we still talked to each other occasionally. I tried to keep an open mind. As much as I don’t fully understand love, I also don’t understand how people can be strangers again when they were once closest to each other.” “I was amazed at how much the both of us have grown up. It was almost like I was having a meal with a childhood friend. While we do check on each other on social media, we haven’t had anything like this dinner. I can’t even remember if we ever met as friends after our breakup. But I wouldn’t call her a confidant; she’s more of a dear friend whom I once shared something special with.” “There’s no one solution to fix things, but as long as that person didn’t hurt you on a level that hurt your mental health, they’re still worth being in your life. Everyone makes mistakes and time heals everything. But if you think that not being around that person will make you healthier and happier, then just don’t stay friends.