Dear Dubai Ex

4th September.

Dear Dubai Ex,

In July I contacted you privately to make peace with you, to apologise for my part and wished you well. It was a sincere act of closure and I felt such a sense of relief, of lifted weight afterwards. I was optimistic that a painful chapter had finally closed. However, you did some things in August that worried and alarmed me. I am not going to disclose the exact details of what those things were and I’m not writing this to cause you further embarrassment, or to try to make you look like a villain and myself a victim. I just don’t know what else I can do and the situation needs to stop.

When we entered our relationship, we did not foresee how badly it would end. We can’t change what’s been said and done. There have been faults on both sides post-break up and matters escalated in a way I’m sure neither of us wanted. I don’t regret standing up to you and telling the truth, but I know it has been hard on all of us.

You have every right to feel what you feel, anger, resentment etc; whatever you feel is your entitlement but please respect my requests for no contact, to not be monitored via fake accounts on social media, and for my poetry to not be accessed from my blog without my consent. I could share details and screenshots to prove what I’m saying but I don’t want to do that. It doesn’t solve anything and I don’t care about what other people think or believe. You once told me that one day you would make me hate you. I don’t. I feel no anger or bitterness towards you now. I know you are upset about my blog but I have removed many posts and details relating to you. My agenda is not to hurt you but to help other people by sharing my experiences; feedback from readers has been very positive. You don’t have to worry about further posts. Travel will be my main focus moving forward.

Focus on your family and your own happiness. Don’t ‘keep tabs’ on what I’m doing in my life. Respectfully, that’s no longer any concern of yours. I’ve moved on. I genuinely hope that this gesture peacefully resolves the situation and wish you all the best.

Take care.

Lisa.