Very few people know about our history (or so I’d like to believe). But even when it was earlier on and more apparent, it was always clear no one understood the way I felt about you. Or perhaps more accurately, how strongly I felt that way. As such, all the advice I ever received regarding you was always negative; ie she’s not good for you, you need to move on, it’s never gonna happen, blah blah blah. I stopped listening a long time ago.
I don’t need others to validate my feelings for you.
I don’t need others to find my feelings acceptable.
I don’t need others to understand the intensity of my feelings.
Honestly, I don’t even need that from you (though I do like it!)
I’m a grown ass man. I say what I wanna say, I do what I wanna do, and I love who I wanna love.