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I Can't Let Him Go

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    Let Me Let Go

    I've posted a couple of stories on here about a man from my past who I just can't seem to get over. Things have come full circle here lately. He is back in my life and it is breaking my heart all over again. We have tried very hard to keep things casual and just be friends due to...
    gynger gynger 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 6, 2011

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    We Ruined Each Other....

    I used to think that the motto never wonder what might have been was so true, but now I have come to the realization that sometimes things should be left in the past for a reason. I think I fell for my soulmate at an early age. I was fifteen and he was thirty. It was the wierdest...
    gynger gynger 26-30, F Jul 12, 2011

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    I Think This Is Goodbye

    I'm a little heartbroken today as realization sets in.I asked him to let me go. Told him I wasn't strong enough to do it. I had tried to delete him many times but just couldn't. I asked him if he knew how much loving him was affecting my life now and he said "sadly yes".  We...
    mom2kman mom2kman 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 26, 2012

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    But I Have To. Help!

    I split with the love of my life 13 years ago but I haven't ever got over it.  I married someone else, but it didn't last. I had no contact with him for 8 years but we got back in touch 5 years ago.  That was when I really knew he was the one I should have...
    dollywolly dollywolly 31-35, F 4 Responses May 26, 2009

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    Depression Killed Our Love

    I'm going to give my story in a nutshell. He was the first man I was ever in love with, and he loved me back. I became depressed, and he misunderstood that. He broke up with me, my depression worsened. I am still in love with him, and no matter how hard I try I just can't let go...
    xosayitlikeitis2 xosayitlikeitis2 18-21, F Apr 5, 2011

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    Ughhhh

    I'm so weak >< I recently posted a story about a guy who treated me like ****, and so I cut him out of my life. But all it took was 2 weeks and a few texts, and he's back in my life again.  He barely speaks to me, but swears he missed me loads and I mean so much to him...
    wriggling wriggling 22-25, F 6 Responses Sep 11, 2010

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    I talked to this guy

    for a year, everyday, pretty much almost 24/7 unless one of us fell asleep (although we were both the type that was up a lot of the time). We connected in such a way that I Have never experienced with anybody else that I have talked too. We could talk in this free, unrestricted...
    chelsieshay2626 chelsieshay2626 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 19, 2014

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    I Know I'm An Idiot But.....

    I married my ex when I was 16 and he was 20. We were married for almost 14 years before we divorced. There were so many issues in our marriage. He treated me more like he was my dad instead of my husband, but for all his faults he was the best friend I had ever had. In the late 9...
    mom2kman mom2kman 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 12, 2012

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    Frustrated.

    I'm hoping none of my EP friends read this, because I'm getting quite sick of my sorry little tale.. so God knows how they're feeling.Basically, I'm in love, and I'm in love with a man who spends a lot of time putting me down.I really don't know how to let him go. We didn't speak...
    wriggling wriggling 22-25, F 7 Responses Feb 8, 2011

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    ...and I Need Help...

    I know it would be the best thing, and that his feelings aren't there anymore and that I am moving away, but for some reason I can't seem to convince myself of any of these things. I need help, badly, because I am also, through my neurotic actions, going to lose him as a friend...
    KarmaFred KarmaFred 19-21, F 2 Responses Jun 6, 2007

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    Nonexistent And Yet. . .

    I know everyone says when your young, you don't really know what you want. Maybe I don't. But…I do know what I feel. I never dated him, but we were very good friends–the best of friends. I really wanted us to be so much more–and I got those vibes that said he wanted it, too...
    Lostinfantisies Lostinfantisies 18-21, F Jul 3, 2012

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    I Need To Face Facts

    i have had the biggest crush on this guy for the last 10yrs, he was just a regular face in the crowd at first, but over the last couple of years he has become a valued friend. we have these great random chats about anythin and everythin, we can laugh and joke, have similar...
    Twoflower Twoflower 31-35, F Jan 7, 2010

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    "nothing Takes The Taste Out Of Peanut Butter Quite Like Unrequited Love"-charles Schultz

    I don't even know him like that. We never talked face to face just over the internet and yet I felt like we were similar. Apparently we weren't that similar because he randomly stopped talking to me. Its even harder when I see him at school. I die a bit more inside. Not talking...
    applejackson applejackson 16-17, F Feb 16, 2012

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    Every Day Gets Harder

    I miss him so much, and not just him being here, around.  I miss talking to him. We used to text so much, and that stopped when he went off to trianing. It seemed to be less and less, until december, when he texted me alomst every single day(and this is when he though he...
    BeautifulDreamer725 BeautifulDreamer725 18-21 Feb 7, 2010

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    Need To Let Go But Can't!

    I need to let him go but I don't want to! I keep thinkin about the good times we have had together.When we don't talk I feel like i'm losing a close friend and that I really do miss him!We always seem to end up disagreeing on something though like we can't get along.I feel that...
    keepdreaming keepdreaming 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 22, 2009

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    And I know I should because he's not a good

    person at all. He's always telling me what I can and Can't do like he controls me. What he does is uses sex to control me because he knows I like it. I've tried many times to leave but I just couldn't do it and I don't know if it's because of the sex or because I actually do...
    NaNaJene NaNaJene 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 6, 2014

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    Don't Know What To Do

    I went out with this guy for like 3 months but then he cheated on me with his ex and he left me for her. I forgave him and moved on from all that. he went back with his ex without telling me, i just used to see them together all the time, this hurt me alot. so instead i forgave...
    jessica104 jessica104 18-21 1 Response Feb 25, 2011

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    My Husband Has An Addictive Personality

    We have been together for 8 years. At first it was cigarettes and food. Then came the pain pills and ***********. In the last year he has spent every penny he makes on gambling. He took out 6 loans to cover debts where he owed almost $6000. to bookies. He took all my jewelry and...
    DKHGM62 DKHGM62 46-50, F Jul 17, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    So there's this guy… I know how many of these "can't let go" post start with that, original! But anyway, there's this guy and I fell hard for him long time ago. First a little...
    mariamaria24 mariamaria24 26-30, F Jan 1

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    Been hurt emotionally so much by everyone, even loved ones that now I'm too scared to let anyone get close to me anymore. I can't help by keep everyone at arm's length, I feel...
    EightEggyEggs EightEggyEggs 18-21, M Jan 4

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    Me and my ex broke off our relationship 5 years ago but it still feels like that I can't let him go. The thing is, I was not exactly a good partner. I was an emotionally abusive...
    Xlen Xlen 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    am so badly in love with a guy who already has a g.f :( its tearing me apart. i can't let him go... please help me out ??
    senlee senlee 22-25, F 8 Responses Jan 18

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    Today, like most days, whenever I'm not actively doing something else, I end up thinking about him. Revisiting old conversations, creating new ones, reliving old experiences and...
    midnight13child midnight13child 26-30, F Jan 3

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    I still can not stop thinking about my ex. Some days I'm ok, other days I still cry. I can't get him out of my head. My heart pounds so hard when I think of him. I miss everything...
    EmilyPouliot EmilyPouliot 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 12

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    I had been with the same man for 3 years never once leaving or cheating. I was the normal stay at home wife I cooked,cleaned,and did what I could to help him after he got home from...
    brokenmommy2015 brokenmommy2015 22-25, F Dec 29, 2014

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    This was my dream. At the time, it was the guy that I fell head over heels for. In the dream, we were married and had two kids. A seven year old, blonde, girl, and a brown, curly...
    stretch25 stretch25 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    There's this guy, in fact the same guy that I'm always talking about on here, the older one, I feel like such a school girl whenever I talk about him or ask for advice. Yet I just...
    alxvii alxvii 18-21, F Jan 16

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    My boyfriend (technically fiance) just can't seem to understand what it's like to be a grown child of an alcoholic (or simply coming from a mentally abusive household). I've...
    Erealia Erealia 18-21, F Dec 28, 2014

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    I really miss my ex.....I have started seeing someone else but all I can think about is him. I don't understand why I can't remove him from my thoughts and just get on with my life...
    lemolemo lemolemo 41-45, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I was just talking to a guy he played his music he sings I heard the most beautiful sound I ever heard them I realized I can't have him he's straight and I started crying listening...
    keyonte4853 keyonte4853 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 4

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    Reading through this website helped me so much with my recent situation, that I felt the need to contribute somehow and hope it helps others in return. A little background about...
    guywithnoname guywithnoname 26-30, M 2 hrs ago

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    I've been able to be happy in other relationships, I've even been able to love, but something has me tied so tight I can't escape the thoughts of him. I think it's knowing it was...
    DarkSideOfTheWall DarkSideOfTheWall 22-25, F 4 hrs ago

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    Accepting: The phrase, "time heals all wounds" has to be the biggest crock of human sludge I've ever heard. Perhaps for normal people it is so, but it certainly isn't that way...
    dontknowdontcare dontknowdontcare 26-30, M 5 hrs ago

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    I am going to be 30 in 16 days. I have 2 wonderful children who are my world. I grew up in a rough home, moved out at 16. I felt I had to, or I was going to end up just like my...
    sohurtnow sohurtnow 26-30 Jan 15

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    My ex is coming tonight to get the rest of his stuff. I saw him yesterday and he told me he loves me and thinks about me every night. He said I'll always have a place in his heart...
    EmilyPouliot EmilyPouliot 22-25, F 5 Responses Jan 14

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    Guys, this is going to be dark. So if you're in a merry mood please do not read on. 2014 has been SUCKY. It was a annus horibillis. Late 2013, made me see a layoff in my company...
    thewanderess thewanderess 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    I am so hopelessly in love with this guy I met a little over a year ago. I met him through a friend and since then we have really bonded and gotten close. He tells me things he has...
    FlyAwayWithMe3 FlyAwayWithMe3 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 18

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    Years ago I met this beautiful girl, who became a close friend of mine. We spent time together on a regular basis, I'd even watch as she would get flirtatious with other men and I...
    steampunkBeverage steampunkBeverage 18-21, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    Marry meet everyone, Its been a long time since i posted anything on here. Well let me begin. I am still with my boyfriend, and we are about to make it our first year together...
    sabedoria sabedoria 18-21, F Dec 30, 2014

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    Let's just start this out by saying im a 12 year old girl living in a the big city of downtown Baltimore. Anyways, I should tell my story This happened two weeks ago. Its been...
    destroyaaaa destroyaaaa 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 10

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    Its the truth and as long as its true, I am good. My past has some major things in it I would love to change but I can't. I can, however, change my underwear and make my own food...
    garionrox garionrox 51-55 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Sometimes I just don't understand. I never end up with the person I really like. Either there's always someone else or I'm just not good enough. But what about when someone leads...
    blackspikex blackspikex 18-21, F a week ago

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    So I have a question that all of you may be able to help me with. I am 28 years old, actually turning 29 this weekend! Anyways, I have pre menopause which means I cannot have...
    curiousviolinist curiousviolinist 26-30, F a week ago

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    So I am pretty sure I am passive aggressive or something because I am afraid to say what it is I want so instead now I just sulk. I can’t stand my husband he has left me so many...
    andylynn39 andylynn39 36-40, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I can't really go to bed when I have too much on my mind..I was deleting some old emails today,some where ones that didnt mean anything but others did a lot actually but i feel in...
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I can't sleep because I'm excited for tomorrow. I'll be at home alone with my sister. I won't have my guardian breathing down my neck. I really hate her. I don't think i'll sleep...
    ImYourLady ImYourLady 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    its been 2 weeks since we've split up. We were together for four years and it was a long distance relationship. It was working out so well and we were so happy! I graduated from...
    ambi1991 ambi1991 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 12

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