It isn't fair when you know a simple thought from them could rearrange you. All that remains is the hope that somewhere along the way you discarded a stronger more vivacious version of yourself. A fragment to be called upon when you have nothing left.
"If you break someone's heart and they still talk to you with the same excitement and respect, believe me they really love you." It's really dumb it takes breaking up to realize that though. And they don't deserve that.