An Open Letter to the Girl Whose Heart He Broke


The tears will flow down your cheeks, but do not worry because they will not stain. You don’t need someone to tell you your worth. Drawn by Megan Hoffman.

Kayla Salemi, Staff Writer

Dear Beautiful,


He is a fool.


Do not think for one second that because of his boyish tendencies that you are not worthy of him or any other man. Right now, you may think you are not attractive because the thoughts running through your head probably sound a lot like: “Why else would he choose her over me? Was I not good enough? Will I ever be good enough?” Sweet girl, he is a fool. Your worth is unmeasurable by anyone else, and he is blind to think otherwise. Beautiful girl, you are the sun rays dancing freely between the trees. Allow yourself the liberty of love. He may have broken your heart, but it will get repaired. Your heart will not be broken forever.

You are one of a kind. You have probably heard this about a thousand times from him, but you truly are. There will be someone for you despite the lies you tell yourself. “I’m forever alone.” no you are not, pretty girl. There are 7 billion people in this crazy world, and you will find love again. He may have been your first love, but he will not be your last.  

Feel free to sit down with a tub of ice cream and sob to sappy movies with your friends for a few days, but do not let the grief take hold of your life. You are strong and independent, so do not depend on him. You were taught that love can be amazing and beautiful, but no one told you that love can also keep you up until midnight, sobbing to yourself, wondering how someone you fell in love with could hurt you so badly. Do not waste your precious tears on someone who no longer cares about you. You are so much better without him. You do not need a man to tell you that you are beautiful. You are beautiful. Repeat it to yourself every day, and allow it to become engraved into your mind. Never forget that.

I know you are not used to this new change, you are used to sitting with him at lunch; you are used to waiting for him before school, but now you sit with a new group of people, a more unfamiliar group of people; you now stand off to the side of the hall waiting for the bell to ring. There will be days when it feels nearly impossible to get out of bed. Days when you feel like your heart is getting ripped out of your chest, yet you will survive. Slowly you will forget about him. Little by little, you will stop checking his Instagram. When that new photo of him kissing another girl is posted, it will hurt less and less. You will be okay sweet girl.

Now don’t get me wrong, at one point this boy may have loved you dearly. You may have been on his mind 24/7. Perhaps he never loved you, but lusted towards you. Whatever it is, you two dated for a reason. People come into our lives for either a blessing or to teach us a lesson. Beautiful girl, this was a lesson and you will survive. It’s time to let him go. Your love is so precious, so keep it safe. Don’t let anymore tears slip from those pretty eyes.