I never was a quitter, and you know that giving up is something I hate the most, but this time, I’m left with no other option. Actually, you left me no other option.
I hate cutting all ties from when I was happy (I WAS HAPPY being the key words here). But, it’s been a while since I last felt true happiness, or since I felt my love being reciprocated.
I’ve come to the point where I’ve realized that I’ve caught myself holding onto something that maybe was never even there.
I hate having this feeling and this need to give it another shot. Something (it’s probably my naive and weak heart) keeps telling me that just maybe if I gave it one more chance, we could make it work.
That just maybe if I try harder this time, things will be different.
The only problem is, it was never me who needed to give us another chance. It was never me who needed to try harder and put more effort into all of this.
I keep repeating to myself that I am not the one that’s leaving this relationship in debt. And, I’ll make sure I keep reminding myself about this. It truly does help me ease the pain.
I’m Officially Done Trying To Stay In Your Life
You were always telling me that I’m the toughest, bravest, and strongest woman you have ever met in your life. I don’t know if this is true or not, but the truth is that I feel tired to the bone right now.
I’m done putting all of my efforts into someone who has been living in the glory of old fame for a long time now.
I am done questioning whether I am worth enough just because someone I’m with doesn’t care to make an effort.
I hate being the one to reach out on social media and call you first all the time. I hate being the one that always needs to insist on spending time with you—don’t I deserve to get some attention as well?
You were polite towards me, but that’s not what I needed. The truth is all I needed was love, honest efforts, and for you to make me feel like you are my home.
You said I made you feel like I am your safe haven. I was your calm in your own chaos while you, on the other hand, were my… Well, you were the chaos in my calm.
I needed to know that I can count on you as much as you can count on yourself.
The ugly truth is you were never insecure about me; you were insecure about yourself. The only problem is—you’ve projected it onto our relationship.
I’ve done everything to prove to you that you have me and you’ve done nothing but fail me over and over again.
I accepted and fell in love with you the way you were and I would have lasted like that for a thousand years more, but the feeling wasn’t mutual.
You made me question everything I am, and I always wondered what it is that I need to change in order for you to notice me.
The truth is, my own expectations hurt me
I’ve tried to meet your expectations; I tried to be likable by you the way I’ve never tried with anybody else in my life.
I have no idea what more there is to be done. So I’m finished. I’m out of ideas to make you love me again or make you love me at all.
Now, I am left insecure about everything we had before. You’ve made me question everything we lived together and everything I felt.
I’m wondering what the hell made you want to be with me in the first place. You were aware from the very beginning that I’m not the right person for you, so why did you stay and continue to lead me on?
I wanted this to be worth it. I really did. But I hated being the only one trying and wanting it.
I’d hate to look back on a few previous months and see them as a complete waste, but that feeling is getting under my skin slowly.
I’d hate to see I’ve wasted my time and all my love on someone who took it for granted.
I’m done trying to make you bigger in the eyes of my friends. I hated them for saying I was wasting my time with you.
I tried to prove them wrong, but you were the one that proved they were actually right.
I feel there is no future for us. So, I am done trying with you. I am done trying to find new ways to make you happy and save our (obviously wrong) relationship.
I am done waiting for you to wake up. You’ve been asleep for too long. And I’ve moved far away while you were sleeping.
I am done making you my priority when in fact, I was just an option to you.
The sad part is that the last thing I ever wanted was to stop believing in you. In us. I never gave anybody’s negative talk about you the benefit of the doubt because I was sure you were born to do extraordinary things. Perhaps you were, but only without me by your side.
I am done cheering for you. I don’t want to continue disregarding my life for someone I’m completely sure doesn’t even give a damn about me.
Sincerely, I don’t blame only you
You didn’t ask for any of this. It’s just when I love, I love with my entire heart. I give everything.
I give myself all in because I expect everything in return. I don’t do half-assed love. I either do it right or don’t do it at all.
I guess that’s how it goes in relationships—you never know if somebody is worthy or not. You have to let them show it to you until you’re already in it too deep.
I am done trying to be the sparkle of your life. I am done trying to make you happy and proud of me.
Because I just can’t meet the expectations you have of me. I just can’t be that girl you want me to be.
Obviously, nothing I did was ever enough for you, and you were never fully satisfied. So I’m done.
To fill the void you have left, I would have needed to be somebody else and that would kill me. I’d hate to see myself change for you just so you could set a new milestone again.
Would it ever end? Would you ever be completely satisfied with the way I am or the way I would be? I doubt it.
I’ve given my best, and the saddest thing of them all is the fact that my best wasn’t enough.
I never noticed my flaws until I met you. Then, upon looking at myself in the mirror, I kept wondering if I’d changed some things, would you have wanted me more?
But there would always be something you’d like to change about me, so what’s the point? It’s easier to let you find someone else than it is to completely change myself.
I’d just like you to know that I am not the first one to give up on us. You are the one that walked away a long time ago; you just stayed physically present.
I am just doing what you did to me a long time ago, but I have the balls to do it right.
I’m walking away
By walking away, even if that walk is painful, I’m giving us the chance to meet the right person who’ll love us the way we deserve. I am sorry I couldn’t be that person for you.
I know that the first few days officially without you will kill me. Because no matter what happened, you were my favorite part of the day.
You were my sanctuary and I loved curling up next to you. I loved the illusion that I had you, even for a little.
In the first few days, you won’t even notice I am not there. Even if you notice my absence, you’ll thank God for the space you’ve got.
But, eventually, it will all hit you. And I promise you’ll miss me.
You’ll miss the person who took care of you. You’ll miss the person that loved you unconditionally.
You’ll miss the person that did everything to make you happy. And you’ll think of me as the person who doesn’t care about you anymore.
I know our roads are going to cross again and you’ll meet me holding another man’s hand and greeting you with a smile.
You’ll see I’m steady and I might secretly want that guy to be you. I might find in that guy everything I was waiting for from you.
I won’t ever be steady upon meeting you. You’ll always be my ‘what if’ because I hate to see us fail.
I will find somebody who’ll care for me as I cared for you. I will find somebody who’s gonna respect me as I respected you.
I will find somebody who knows I’m worthy just as I once saw you like that. I will find somebody I’ll mean the whole world to, just like you did once to me.
And that’s when it will hit you. That’s when you’ll realize what I’ve known from the beginning.
We could’ve had it all, if only you had cared enough.
You’ll see me with the person who had no need to see me with somebody else to know my value.
I’m Done Trying Quotes
Do you know what helped me come to the final decision about walking away from you? These quotes below. I empathize with each and every one of these ‘I’m done trying’ quotes below.
I left them here for you to understand everything that I was and still am going through and for all the people who are in the same place I was some time ago.
I hope these quotes will do their magic for you as they did for me. I also hope they will help you sort out your thoughts and feelings so you can make the best possible decision. The best one for you, of course.
1. “I get a little tired of people telling me what might have been. I think I’ve done OK. I don’t dwell on what might have been.” – Ken Griffey Jr.
2. “Every time I say I’m done, I find myself trying again.” – Kaye Gurrea
3. “Sometimes it’s just done… Just walk away and move on… No ugly words… No formal goodbyes… Just no more.” – Unknown
4. “Perfection to me is, I walk away from a situation and say, ‘I did everything I could do right there. There was nothing more that I could do.’ I was a hundred percent, like the meter was at the top. There was nothing else I could have done. You know? Like, I worked as hard as I possibly could have. That’s perfection.” – Drake
5. “When a thing is done, it’s done. Don’t look back. Look forward to your next objective.” – George C. Marshall
6. “I’m done with those; regrets are an excuse for people who have failed.” – Ned Vizzini
7. “I’m done with trying to keep people in my life.” – Jeetu Pal
8. “Sometimes you have to give up on people. Not because you don’t care, but because they don’t.” – Unknown
9. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela
10. “I’m done trying with you. If you really want me to stay in your life, do something to make me stay.” – Unknown
11. “I’m officially done trying. If you want me in your life, you can come find me. Until then, continue treating me like I don’t exist.” – Quinton Riley
12. “I’m guilty of giving people more chances than they deserve, but when I’m done, I’m done.” – Turcois Ominek
13. “I’m done with trying to seek other people’s approval. From here on out, it’s just me approving of myself. I’m done.” – Unknown
14. “Emotionally, I’m done; mentally, I’m drained; spiritually, I’m dead; physically, I smile.” – Unknown
15. “Have a nice life. I’m done trying to be in it.” – Unknown
16. “I look back on my life like a good day’s work, it was done, and I am satisfied with it.” – Grandma Moses
17. “Once you give up, you know you’re done.” – Gerald Green
18. “It’s sad to know I’m done. But looking back, I’ve got a lot of great memories.” – Bonnie Blair
19. “I’m done chasing people. If they want to be in my life, they will be – if not, then that’s their loss.” – Unknown
20. “I won’t cry anymore, I’m done with the heartbreak and all the tears that come with it.” – Unknown
Just so you don’t lose faith in true love, remind yourself of the true power of love with these touching love quotes.
Also, if you need encouragement to keep walking forward in life, especially once you decide to move on, continue to these inspirational life quotes and be filled with an extra pep to keep moving ahead.
All In All, I’m Letting You Go…
Letting go is heartbreaking, but sometimes, it’s our only option. My only option right now is to walk away from you without even looking back.
All those fights and make-ups drained me emotionally. I feel like I lost myself because I don’t recognize myself at all anymore.
I’m done trying to stay in your life when it’s obvious I’m not welcome there anymore. Or maybe, I never was. Maybe all this time, I was living a delusion that the only person I love loves me back.
It all doesn’t matter right now because, for the first time, I’m choosing myself over you, and strangely, it feels pretty good. This time, I’ll be the one who is walking away from you, from us… forever.