The truth is, he got away for a reason. He was never meant to stay. He was never meant to be “the one”. Because if he was, he would’ve been here. He wouldn’t have been the one that got away.
However, this doesn’t mean that you can’t think about him or you’re supposed to forget him completely. He became a part of who you are today. This doesn’t mean that he didn’t love you or you shouldn’t have been together. Maybe it just wasn’t meant to be.
Let yourself remember the one who got away but don’t get stuck in the past. He got away for a reason.
Wait for the one that stays.