“Dear Ex-girlfriend, I know I hurt you. I acted interested in you, we went on a few dates, I …”

Dear Ex-girlfriend, I know I hurt you. I acted interested in you, we went on a few dates, I was kind and romantic, and then I stopped all communication. When I saw you after that I ignored you. You deserve to be treated better than that. I am truly sorry. When you first asked me out I was surprised and gratified, but I wasn't interested in you romantically. I was romantically inexperienced and I thought quite little of myself at the time and was grateful that anyone took an interest in me. I liked hanging out with you but only thought of you as a friend, I didn't really know how to respond so I agreed. When we went out I acted how I thought you should on a date. I realized I still wasn't interested in you romantically and didn't know how to end it. I didn't want to hurt you and I didn't know how I could face you. I made excuses for why we didn't see each other, and when we did I ignored you. It was childish and hurtful. I should have been upfront about how I felt. I know now that it would have been a less hurtful way to behave. The first time I snubbed you I could see the pain in your eyes but I was too cowardly to just talk to you. I've thought of you many times over the years but have been too hard-headed to reach out! I hope you dismissed me as an asshole and didn't let childish rejection hurt you, or cause you to question your worth. You are truly a good person, intelligent, funny, kind, and attractive; you always deserved better than me. I hope we can reconnect one day, I would be truly grateful to have you as a friend. Your Ex

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