I certainly cannot say "You are the best boyfriend ever."
Or even more simply "You are the best."
I just can't.
It feels like I am violating something.
Like I am violating Roger's status on things.
Neither of them were/are better than the other person.
They are very different.
They meet different needs of mine.
They have different personalities.
In some ways Mr. X is the best at things.
In other ways Roger was the best.
But yet I cannot say "the best" to Mr. X.
I do not think I believe in the "best" anymore.
Only "best right now" and that just sounds silly.
Mr. X is not a replacement so making him the new best is just weird too.
So no "best" coming from me for now.
Just "awesome" and "fantastic" and "wonderful" and "great".