What do you do when the woman you love falls for another man? Or more importantly, when your girl is happy with the other man?

I know what I wanted to do. I wanted to tear the bastard limb from limb for just looking at my girl that way. But there's more at stake here than just my heart, her heart is on the line too. So what do I do? I could assuage my own heart and sabotage their relationship, or I could nobly step aside so she could be happy.

To decide I suppose I need to ask myself two questions: Could she be happy with me? And was I willing to sacrifice her happiness for my own? As much as I wanted to say yes, the truthful answer was no. No, she would be happier with the other man and no, I wasn't willing to sacrifice her happiness for mine.

I treasured her happiness above my own.

God, I'm whipped.

These questions only left on choice for me, I had to step aside and surrender her heart to him. I had to trust him with the most precious thing I ever possessed, the one thing I thought I would have forever that I guarded more carefully than my own life. It rankled just thinking about it.

But there was nothing else I could do. I already decided her happiness was worth more than my own, that only left me with one choice.


I never thought of myself as a quitter before, but now I was willingly renouncing my claim on my girl. I'm letting go.

But that doesn't mean I'll stop loving her. I'm just letting her find her own happiness and not expecting her to come back. I don't care how hard it's going to be, for her I'll do anything.

Even if it breaks my heart.