To The Man Who Put My Pieces Back Together

You have created a safe place for me where I always feel welcome and like I'm at home.

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By Brittany Christopoulos

Not many people have positively impacted my life quite the way like you have.

I would have never expected to have gotten such a beautiful gift from you. The gift of finding myself and the creation of my confidence.

I found you at a time when I was lost and wandering down a road I saw no end in. By the time I was going in your direction, it’s like I had hit a wall and was weak in my feet from running around.


You made me calm down, took my hand, and lead me to a better place. A sense of safety and security was all I could feel in the warmth of your embrace between your strong arms.

You made me feel like a somebody when I felt like a nobody.

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You managed to pick me up and build me back to who I once was — yet you improved me, too. I know you always say that I helped you with your own healing process, but you unintentionally did that for me, too.

The result is a beautiful thing I couldn’t accomplish on my own.

For the first time in my life you have made me feel like a priority and proved that if someone wants you, they’ll make the effort. And that’s all you’ve ever done.


Regardless of how busy your week has been or how rough of a day you’ve had, you’ve always scheduled me in to have a visit or picked up the phone when I called.

Even though we always say it’s supposed to be quick, it’s always a multiple-hour conversation and my cheeks always hurt when I hang up the phone.

You have respected me from the moment we met and have treated me the way I, as a woman, should be treated. Your patience hasn’t gone unnoticed and never goes unappreciated.

I know I’m not the easiest person to deal with, especially in the heat of the moment, but you’re always there for when I’m ready. It’s an admirable quality I love about you.

You have taken me away from the pity party I was throwing myself and have given me a proper celebration instead. You make my accomplishments your accomplishments.


Your encouragement is the kickstart I need when it's time for some motivation, and your voice is the one I want to hear as soon as I share good news.

You have boosted my confidence and my happiness levels astronomically over the past few months, and have taught me how to love myself again when I felt the most unlovable I ever have.

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And you never forget to remind me how special I am, any chance you get. Even when you call my antics ridiculous (I can see it in your smile as you say it).

You have created a safe place for me where I always feel welcome and like I’m at home. You always stress that I should never feel unsafe or in danger when I’m in your company and I will never have that feeling.


I love how nurturing and protective you are, even in front of your friends.

You have made me feel the best I’ve ever felt and I’m positive that will never change as long as I have you in my life. Unfortunately for you, I don’t think you’ll ever lose me no matter how hard you try; you’re stuck with me now.

There's no one I would rather keep around, regardless of what direction we go in life.

I appreciate you so much more than you will ever know. You took the damaged, scared girl and transformed her back to the strong woman she once was.

You have restored her faith that good guys are out there and her dream man exists, whether it’s you or another. You have set the standard so unbelievably high for whoever comes next.


What I’m trying to say is that I’m so grateful for you and that you deserve the world and so much more. Kind-hearted, generous, loving, authentic, generous, honest, and loyal people are hard to come by, and I’m so glad that I found you by fluke.

I cherish you. I can’t thank you enough for who you are and what you’ve made me become, and I mean that with sincerity.

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Brittany Christopoulos is a writer, journalist and fill-in TV co-host. She's a Senior Writer and Head of Trending News for Unwritten. Follow her on Twitter.