I regret not allowing myself to move on. Being in love and being hurt sucks, but holding onto a person who has completely changed in hopes things will go back to what they once used to be is a waste of time. As terrible as it sounds, people change and the only thing that could possibly hurt you more than allowing yourself to be heartbroken over the one person you loved so deeply, and watching then love someone else is holding onto the memories and moments of what used to be in hopes one day they’ll come back. Perhaps, one day they will come back but only to leave you more heart broken than you were the first time. I think it’s important to realize you can love and miss someone more than you can even articulate into words, but not want them back. Often times the person we’re missing is never the same person when they come back, and holding onto the memories of this person creates false hope in our minds and only causes pain and sadness. Don’t hold on to what could have been, because as cliche as it sounds, everything happens for a reason, and if it didn’t work out with one person it’s probably because there’s someone even better out there, so don’t waste your time thinking of that “what if’s” and “what could have beens” just be happy you got to experience the love you did, and lean to move on.