"I have a new appreciation for what you went through now."
I told him not to waste his time, not to lose as much as I lost. It's hard though.
I'm glad it was me and not him the first time this happened to either of us. At least I could spare him the agony of lying to himself and dragging the whole thing out any longer than it had to be. Just cut your losses, I said. He agreed. He canceled the rest of the trip with her. I slept a bit more easily, and I quietly thanked the man that broke my heart for helping me protect the man actually worth loving.