If she was the one and you let her go, you already know what you’ve lost.
Perhaps you knew she was the right person when you left her, but you thought the timing was wrong. Maybe you didn’t realize just what you had while you had her, so you left her behind and started a new chapter, only to realize further down the line that you’d made a mistake. Maybe you took her for granted and didn’t make her a priority in your life, gradually pushing her away until she left you. Whichever way things panned out for you, she was your soulmate and you missed your chance with her because you were too blind to see it. You didn’t realize what she meant to you, or exactly what it would have taken to be with her.
You had someone incredible. She was devoted to you. She loved you more than she ever thought it was possible to love, and you threw it all back in her face.
You broke her heart.
She went from thinking you were the one, her true love and the only person for her, to knowing that it wasn’t enough for you and that you didn’t see it the same way. You tore her heart in two, but you’ll be the one that suffers in the long run. When you broke her heart, she realized you weren’t the person she thought you were. Now she’s gone for good, no matter how much you might regret leaving her, no matter how much you might want her back.
Now you know what you’ve lost.
All of those walks in the park on summer days, when you’d hold hands and laugh together. The meals you cooked together, the movies you watched while you both ate from the same box of popcorn. All those things are gone. They’re memories now, fading like footprints in the sand. You know what you had, and you know what you’ve lost. You know it’s never coming back.
She was your best friend. She laughed at your jokes, and watched with a smile on her face as you did the things that make you happy.
She was your lover. She held you close at night, and kissed you in the morning as you were waking up.
Now she’s a stranger, and there’s nothing left for you to do other than accept that she’s never going to be those things for you again.
All you can do is learn from your mistakes.
What’s done is done. The past is the past, and there’s nothing you can do to change what happened. You can apologize and try to make things right, but you won’t ever be able to make things go back to the way they were. You broke her heart, and even if she forgives you, she’s never going to forget that.
You can’t dwell on the past, however. You have to move on, you have to try to learn from the things that you regret doing or not doing. You have to let the mistakes of the past help you build a brighter future.
If you’re ever lucky enough to meet another incredible woman, make sure you get it right.