I sent him a little gift for valentines... nothing big, just a box of his favorite Girl Scout cookies... and it didn’t arrive on Valentine’s Day but a couple days later. I’ve received no response. No acknowledgement that he received it (thought the shipping tracking says he did) let alone a communication of thanks.
I thought sticking around and not giving up on him was being strong.
I’m realizing the strong thing to do is let go and walk away.