They change you. Forever. In some ways, it's improvement. In others, it's setback. And when they change you, they leave parts of themselves behind inside of you. When the grieving has passed and the major hurts are gone and you're left with just the small hurts, make sure you can still look back and smile about the good times, without crying over them. It's important that you learn to love and cherish those parts they left behind, rather than hating them. They are part of you. Love them. They've made you who you are. And it's important to look back with love and gratitude on the person who left you. They taught you things you could not learn on your own. You do not owe them anything for that, but remember to always be kind and civil. Love them for what they gave you, not what they took from you. You might always miss them. You might always have the small hurts. But wish the best for them. Wish the best for yourself. And know in your heart that this, too, shall pass.