I Am Letting Go of a Love That Can't Be

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    Trying to tell myself what I would tell a friend

    for comfort. Trying to answer the question how can love die. How can one be so cherished once then a just bit of history. Missing my living heart but remembering brings pain and tears. Mean while the more time I give in to this self pity the worse my reality gets, the less I...
    stufy stufy
    2 Responses Mar 30, 2015

    Finally Letting Go

    For the past ten years of my life I have been in love with my ex boyfriend. I would think about him endlessly in hopes he felt the same way. And I honestly thought from the bottom of my heart that he did. We were teenagers. Young and in passionate love. Not just love, I mean it...
    Natakat Natakat
    26-30, F
    1 Response Sep 23, 2012

    I sporadicly dream of my first love.

    ..It is haunting. The dream always ends with me crying and him walking away with the intention of coming back. It has been over 14 years for goodness sake. I'm happy and in "grown up" love with my soul mate. These dreams just mess me all up. Almost make me feel like I'm cheating...
    MrsSomeday MrsSomeday
    36-40, F
    4 Responses May 3, 2014

    All A Part Of Growing Up

    i guess the simple truth is that, no one wants to end up alone. so we hold onto things we should have let go weeks, months, even years ago. i have finally mustered up some kind of gumption.... I realize there is a problem. I am not being treated the way i should.... and the only...
    justasia justasia
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 30, 2013

    That Man, That Man!

    I met an awesome human being, completely aware of himself and the world around him. He has more figured out than the average man, and he's more in tune with himself than most people. In the short time we've known each other he's taught me so much about myself and helped me...
    Lilacprincess295 Lilacprincess295
    22-25, F
    Sep 20, 2012

    Knife In The Gut

    You weren't happy with me.I want your happiness above all else.I can't push you to stay with me.I love you too much so I set you free. Did i do the right thing ? My heart says yes, But my mind says no. Was it an easy decision to make? No.. Did it hurt to let you go ? Yes. I...
    coldontheinside coldontheinside
    1 Response Jul 22, 2013

    Trying To Let Go....

    Wow where do I start.... Well here it goes I just want to share my story because I am sure there are plenty of people out there with stories like mine and you never know maybe I can touch someone else with sharing mine. I am 30 yrs. old and have been through my share of ups and...
    godslovechild23 godslovechild23
    31-35, F
    1 Response Sep 19, 2012

    The hardest part is accepting

    that he is happy with someone else...
    Rachel335 Rachel335
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 20, 2015

    Maybe. Sorta. Kinda.

    It's funny how I've been deluding myself in the months since we broke up. Telling myself he'll come to his senses and change his mind. See how it is supposed to be and not a peep from him on the subject. Now when I have finally come to my senses and decided to face reality he...
    BeteNoire BeteNoire
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Apr 28, 2012

    This is easier said than done.

    ....I struggle with this everyday.
    Lone1y Lone1y
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Feb 16, 2015

    Need To Move On

    so, yeah....title says i need to but its just that i dont want to, well not yet anyways...i miss him like crazy....i wanna talk to him but i dont know what to say...he broke up with me so i should be angry right, i mean, i didnt even do anything wrong, i dont think i did, i had...
    idontwannadream idontwannadream
    18-21, M
    1 Response Nov 6, 2013

    Right Or Wrong I Shoul've Never Told Them Truth.

    I started to date Rob again. He told me how much he missed me, wanted to see me, about having a family, talking about me possibly moving up there in December just to see how it goes. The later on the in conversation he asked me if had sex with anyone after him (I couldn't lie...
    HazelEyedGurl HazelEyedGurl
    31-35, F
    1 Response Oct 29, 2010

    And good riddance. It may hurt

    for a little while, but at least it'll save my heart from a lot of heartbreak. I already went through it once with this person, why should I wait around for it to happen again when I can find someone worth my time.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Sep 9, 2015

    Letting You Go.

    I knew him before, but this summer in the space of two months he became my boyfriend. It was exciting, the prospect of having someone you're attracted to and have it reciprocated. So, to you... Slowly I could see a hindrance in our chance of pursing love: 1. The parents who hated...
    Hiddenintheleaves Hiddenintheleaves
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 24, 2013


     He will always be more than a friend, but I will also always refuse to be with him.   We made an oath three days ago, which was supposed to begin today at dawn and last until my birthday.   I have refused to make promises of the sort since a...
    softandonly softandonly
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 2, 2010

    It's like having cancer on a part of your soul

    but given the prognosis that it is killing you and even those close to you watching you die. So carefully, you severe around that area where that love lived. I told him he was my cancer and I was willing to lose that part of myself to rid his abuse. Now I'm free and it feels...
    syntheticrhyme syntheticrhyme
    46-50, F
    2 Responses May 3, 2014


    I already know the answer. We all do. We met two years ago. Went out maybe three times before I stopped returning his phone calls. He just wasn't for me, didn't know it then but it was because he was struggling with his own demons. Met back up in November and he was a...
    Jan 23, 2013

    " I LOVE YOU,GOODBYE" only

    now that I understand what that phrase really means . :/ damn this hurts ! *cries*
    deleted deleted
    Feb 12, 2015

    All That Matters

    All that matters to me now is the past. I want to preserve it. I want to memorize every aspect. Have your face in my mind and know every mark on your body. I want to picture my life with you, be beside you and make love to you over and over again. All that matters to me now is...
    letitgo193 letitgo193
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 23, 2013

    He's trying to contact me again.

    Something gives me the feeling that I have to keep away and that feeling is usually never wrong. Doesn't mean it doesn't hurt so bad. It's hard moving on but perseverance is key, only time needs to pass.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jul 5, 2015

    He was mysterious and I was curious.

    He couldn't be fixed because he was never broken. He was built that way. He hid it so well behind a facade that was so good I had no evidence, just what I felt I knew. He was my subject and I was his prey.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jul 10, 2015

    Im Moving On.......

    we've broken up roughly 5 times....for the past 3 years, we've been in this relationship that is just not worth fighting for anymore....your confusion over who you really are is the main reason,...ive tried to help you figure it out but i can't keep on going this emotional...
    idontwannadream idontwannadream
    18-21, M
    Mar 5, 2013

    me too it hurts at firest

    but believed or not time do heel almost everything
    rosegogy rosegogy
    26-30, F
    Sep 11, 2015

    How Hard

    How easy it is for the human being to move their legs and move forward.  Yet, how hard it is for the human heart to hesitate and lack the ability to move on from love.  At some point, however, for one to be able to move forward in life and regain their ability to...
    alteredstate alteredstate
    22-25, M
    6 Responses Dec 15, 2009

    Why Hold On.

    Why hold on to you,when I gave my all and you dont' give ****.
    angelwithoutwings angelwithoutwings
    26-30, F
    May 16, 2011

    I Have to

    I need to. It's the right thing to do. Besides he deserves better then me. Way better. We were not meant to be with each other. Even though...I do love him a lot. Think about him all the time and everyday. I will never forget him. I wish the best for him. He deserves to...
    musared musared
    18-21, F
    Aug 23, 2009

    ... and I thought we could be friends

    afterwards... perhaps still can down the road... but for now, I say, "Good bye, TK, may you have the life you always needed!" Thanks for the lessons and eye openers.
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71
    41-45, M
    1 Response Feb 15, 2015


    I sit here tonight and just want to cry . I think about texting him all the time, I pick my phone up and almost text him all the time . It's exhausting to love someone that I know I can't have . There's just too much drama between us . When it's just us everything is fine . But...
    remember22 remember22
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Oct 12, 2013


    I had to leave a love behind, as I chose to go down a different path. His way was a good way, but mine was better, so I said His was full enough with his wife and their kids and their kids and his work, but My way has been family, sex only friends, and heart aches. Would I go...
    djw1 djw1
    61-65, F
    6 Responses Apr 13, 2012

    I'll Be Okay... Because I Have To Be.

    In early 2006 I started liking a person. My feelings for him were so strong from the beginning.. I told him I liked him right away, although I came on kinda strong. I got rejected. I tried not to force myself on him.. although we did manage to hook up a few times, but I tried to...
    cannibox cannibox
    18-21, F
    Dec 16, 2009

    Why Won'T You Let Me Go?

    I will never forgive you for what you are doing to me. The hate is boiling inside of me but then sometimes I still can't help but think I still love you. How can I possibly love you? How can you love me? I am not real to you. I am a fantasy. You go home to your reality every...
    LostinLustandLove LostinLustandLove
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Mar 21, 2013
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