Two weeks before V-day 2006, my ex gave me the verbal equivalent of the shaken peace sign and said we should go our separate ways. I couldn't argue with him. The break up had been months in the making and though we had been great together at one point, things had fallen apart. He was a good guy and I wished (still do) him well at our parting. He began to walk off and just when I thought our split would be amicable, he sauntered back to say this:
"You will never find another man as good as me. I was good to you, D."
And he was. I have to believe that was his ego talking (the male ego is a fragile thing) so I've never held that parting shot against him, choosing to focus on the great 2 years and the somewhat iffy last six months instead. You'll never hear me say anything negative about that man.
In the year and a half since we dissolved our relationship, I've seen him a few times.
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