I really like Christopher Meloni as an actor. And I admit that once he left SVU, there wasn’t a compelling reason for me to watch. So, I chose to believe that Elliot is happier having left a job and a partner that brought out some of his most self-destructive character traits. His departure doesn’t have to negate what he and Olivia had. It only means that that job and that relationship were no longer serving him. And who hasn’t left behind someone or something so that life could be more peaceful, loving and joyful? Do you, El!