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I Can't Get Over a Past Relationship

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    My mind is reeling. I feel I could relive this

    past relationship for the rest of my life, seeing it from different angles, at times feeling happy and grateful and loving, at other times angry, embittered, and inferior. I know that this is not healthy to dwell for so long on lost love. Time is passing, things are changing...
    AquaQ AquaQ 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 20, 2015

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    Gonna try an condense 15 years into this post.

    15 years ago, I met this girl via an online chat game. I'll call her Dawn. We hit it off instantly and we were pretty much inseparable. Because I was a night owl and she had insomnia, we'd stay up and keep each other company until the sun rose. Things were great for years...
    Malumbrus Malumbrus 36-40, M May 25, 2015

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    Hm

    i woke up thinking about you and it hurtedi went to work thinking about you and it hurtedi was at work and saw couples and it hurtedi saw the roses and it hurted,i heard the music and it hurted,i got off of work and it hurtedwhy oh why does it still keep hurtedwhy cant my mind...
    bannanacream bannanacream 22-25, M Jan 2, 2011

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    Yes I had a bad time in my life.

    . I may seem settled with it, yes I try to make myself happy whatever the situation is. but there have been things that happened with me that changed me a little. even my friends don't know what I've been through, coz I never told them. never will.. but I wanted to tell this to...
    Tusharx17 Tusharx17 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 22

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    I Still Love Him

    Hard to believe that its been fourteen years since I left him. He never knew me. I was afraid that he wouldn't want me. I wad more afraid of knowing myself without judgement. Many tragedies occurred during our nine year marriage. All to me and my family. He stuck by me, but I...
    bumblefuzz bumblefuzz 46-50 2 Responses Feb 10, 2012

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    Over And Over Again....

    I was married for a very long time to a man who would not work and cheated throughout the marriage. I stayed and raised my children believing that I didn't want them to have a broken home. When they were grown I filed for divorce with success. After the divorce, dating was...
    smiles7613 smiles7613 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 13, 2012

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    Something Is Always In the Way

    about a year and a half ago, I found this incredible girl through craigslist, while I was looking for a river trip buddy.  We met, had dinner and things just seemed to click.  I learned about her past, the fact that she had a kid, didn't bother me, as I can...
    lovesick63143 lovesick63143 22-25 1 Response Feb 23, 2009

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    Exhausted

    I am constantly trying to stay longer at work and working harder at work everyday to keep my mind off of you. Yes it is good for my employers as well as customers as well as building up a good rep and leaving a good and fantastic impression for future jobs. But at the end of the...
    bannanacream bannanacream 22-25, M 3 Responses Dec 31, 2010

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    Failing Fast

       I was in a long term relationship with a girl based on what I thought was mutual love and respect. It turns out she was cheating on me. It has become apparent that she has a reputation for stealing boyfriends away from their girlfriends, cheating on her partners, and...
    secretsandlies secretsandlies 26-30, M 2 Responses Sep 6, 2009

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    My First And Only Boyfriend.

    I cared for this guy quite a bit and that has never left. He has a heart of gold and I could be my weird self and he would join me. I miss his company very much. I still care about him a lot and sometimes when I think about it it makes me confused of my sexual orientation but...
    TheEdgeOfEarth TheEdgeOfEarth 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 1, 2013

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    Let Him Go

     a couple of years ago i believed i found my soal mate, i even left my husband for him, but he wouldn't leave his girlfriend for me anyways about 9 months ago i exposed him to his girlfriend, ive had a lot of guilt about it, he was my best friend my soal mate or so i thought...
    sweetstacey sweetstacey 26-30, F 5 Responses Jul 26, 2008

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    A Part Of Me

    I am not a marriage type. Neither is she. I am fairly unconventional. So is she. We shared very similar tastes about everything. Loved the same things. Hated the same things. You can assume so far that we clicked and it turned into a three-year relationship. Then, the problems...
    ElSolitero ElSolitero 26-30, M Sep 2, 2013

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    I can't leave my house without getting upset.

    Everytime I hear music it reminds me of my ex. Everytime I smell perfume it reminds me of her. I need help because its tearing my life apart. I first met her when I was showing the next lot of year 7s. I was currently in year 7 at the time. I was showing her around the school...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2014

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    I Should Have Done It Different

    I fell in love at 15 years old with a man that was my soul mate - I may not have known it then, but I do now after years of searching.  I am 53 years old and have never loved another like my first love.  I am not sure I can.  He is still me, my life partner, father...
    bomx bomx 51-55 1 Response Dec 8, 2008

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    I don't think it's so much the fact

    that he moved it; it's the fact that he moved on as soon as we were over and even though we are still friends, I feel like our relationship meant nothing to him at all
    HuckleberryFinn97 HuckleberryFinn97 18-21, M Dec 26, 2015

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    Ok, I know relationships can be complicated and you have to give space to people when they are going through stressful times, but is it too much to ask that you at least send me a...
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    And I hate myself for not being able to let go. Here's the story; I was friends with my ex friend for 4 years and that's all we were. I never wanted to be anything more because...
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    It is that feeling where you want nothing more than to be with her, you want to grab her by the waist pull her close, kiss her deep, and never let go. You want to let your passion...
    TexasBrian TexasBrian 36-40, M 5 days ago

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    I feel it bubbling up inside me. This anxiety. I've lost you again. I've let you go again. You are the love of my life. But I betrayed you and lost you. So you leave every morning...
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    I've never been able to keep a job for over 2-3 years. I always seem to get ... I don't know what it is ... exacerbated. So I quit. I get fed up. I dislike authority figures...
    dmcac dmcac 46-50, F Feb 3

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    Over thinking only brings me stress... I hate it but its in my nature... I just end up thinking about every conceivable thing to me in a situation and end up making a decision on...
    Darasi Darasi 22-25, M Feb 3

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    I am pretty sure I lost my best friend in the whole world and I just can't get over it. It has been 31 days. Our families are close, we said we were family. I don't know what to...
    Cherylestayed Cherylestayed 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    RELENTLESSLY HAUNTED by every instance of poor judgement or just common errors. Can't turn my mind off, I just relive every single moment! Even ones looong forgotten by people who...
    HollowBravado HollowBravado 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 31

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    Most days I’m ok. I mean sure, just like always you do cross my mind, but today I really miss you. I came so close to sending you a message telling you so, but I know it’ll...
    jackflash3300 jackflash3300 36-40, M 2 Responses Jan 31

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    I can't even go a minute without factoring in the effect you had on my life. The next minute turns into hours all day where I secretly obsess over how it could have been. Instead...
    cbnfvr cbnfvr 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 30

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    It's hard. Loving someone so much, with all your heart. Loving them so much that it physically hurts you when they are away. Loving them so much that they never leave your mind...
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    February 2, 1985 A thousand times today, alone, I've lived it in my mind. You took something from me, and I will never be the same way I was. It's not necessarily a bad thing...
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