There is that one person, though. that one special person that is such a natural and pure and true love, that you can't help but fall in love. That you would take the heartbreak just to get to spend that time with them.
Yes, he cleaned up nicely not because I made him but because he wanted to be a better man for himself, for me, and for his family. I just helped him along the way. So I didn't polish a piece of shit, I shined a diamond in the rough.
It happens to everyone as they grow up. You find out who you are and what you want, and then you realize that people you've known forever don't see things the way you do. And so you keep the wonderful memories, but find yourself moving on. Thats life