Step 1: Denial
You were my greatest pride, but little did I know you would become my greatest downfall. When the texts got shorter, and you no longer initiated anything, I knew, but I refused to accept it.
Step 2: Anger
I lashed out at you, and I initiated fights, because it was better that I at least made an effort. I sincerely believed that I'd rather you loathe me than be indifferent towards me.
Step 3: Bargaining
When you were finally at your limit, you told me that you didn't want to hurt both of us anymore. I cried, and I begged for time to stop and for you to stay. I would have done anything for you.
Step 4: Depression
I would have taken a bullet for you, and there was a point in time that you might have too, but we were not meant to be. You told me you didn't want me to get hurt, but I could only feel my pain.
Step 5: Acceptance
I lashed out, I begged, and I cried, but I have shed enough tears. I will always love you, and I will always look fondly at our memories. I will live for myself now.