How Do You Redefine Yourself After Someone Leaves?

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How do you rid yourself of someone? How do you wipe yourself clean of someone who once defined who you were? Everything is gone; you have no physical evidence left of the person your universe used to revolve around. Pictures and messages have been deleted, sweatshirts, CDs and loose socks have been returned, and the spots on the wall where pictures of the two of you used to hang are empty. To an outsider, that person never existed.

The problem, though, is that even though you’ve created the illusion that this person never had an impact on your life, the hard reality is that they did. You are pieces of the person who left you, and that’s something you’ll have to deal with every day of your life.

You like the things you like, laugh at the things you find funny, and have the opinions you do because those are…

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