You will move on from your ex

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter

I think by the time everyone is in their early to mid-twenties, they have been in at least one serious relationship.

I have a whopping total of one ex-boyfriend who showed me great times, along with the bad … That is why he is my ex, obviously.

Although we were absolutely nothing alike and things did not end well, he showed me what I want in a future relationship.

I want to thank him for showing me how I ought to be treated in the future: much better. No longer am I a doormat to be walked all over. I am my own person.

I want to thank him for being my first boyfriend, but definitely not my last. We had amazing times like a trip to Venice and a showing of the Phantom of the Opera at the West End in London. Even simple times, like just lying in bed watching movies, were equally amazing.

The good came with the bad. Four thousand miles separated us, and it was hard to make time for each other.

I want to thank my ex for choosing alcohol and partying instead of talking with me. I honestly am so much happier now, not needing to worry about when I need to Skype with him or what he is doing throughout the day.

I want to thank my ex for now dating the girl he told me not to worry about. Those two are honestly way better together than he and I ever were.

Thank you to my ex for making me upset so many times and treating me like trash. After we broke up, I knew how better off I was. I am the one with the goals, ambition and will-power to become something greater as I work two jobs and go to school full time.

I am the happiest I have been in my life in quite some time, thanks to the fact my ex is now my ex.

This whole column may sound petty, but I know I am not the only girl or guy who has endured this. If you are going through a breakup, just know you will come out of it stronger and happier than you will ever imagine. I promise.

Good things are coming your way. You will find someone perfect for you eventually. I have not found my other half, and I am perfectly fine with that. I am way happier single than I was in a relationship. All thanks to my ex.

Kennedy Nolen can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected].