I Let a Good One Get Away

A place to share stories about the one that got away. 146 People

    Should've Never Let Him Go

    I had a best friend of 3 years(we'll call him John) that I never thought I would end up having feelings for. We were always hanging around together and always talked on the phone 'til I fell asleep with the phone in my hand. About the start of sophmore year was the year we...
    phunky777 phunky777
    16-17
    Jun 26, 2011

    I remember the day I first saw you,

    you were holding the teacher's stuff when you entered our class, it was just a glimpse, you smiled to my friend which was also your former classmate in primary. I never fell for you in the first sight. You were nothing, nothing special back then. But then I got the chance to...
    officialwanderer officialwanderer
    18-21, F
    Oct 22, 2015

    It all started with a picture my best friend

    sent me. A picture of an adorable girl I had never seen before. We started talking and after just two weeks we were officially dating. Everything was perfect. 6 months later and everything started to change. We didn't see each other a lot and were always busy. We grew apart and...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Oct 22, 2015

    I'm the Number One Fan of the Man From Tennesee

    He and I were best friends, we hadn't met in person but shared everything.  We would talk for hours on the phone.  I would buy phone cards just to talk to him. (this was before I had a cell) If I couldn't get a phone card then he would find a way to call me, I'd say we...
    BlasphemousAngel BlasphemousAngel
    31-35, M
    9 Responses Apr 3, 2009

    I had a great guy, he loved me

    and was awesome. I was an idiot to let him go. I thought I'd met 'mr right', so I told him it was over. I'm pretty sure I broke his heart. Mr right turned out to be Mr WRONG in every way. I feel stupid for breaking up with a good thing by thinking I'd found something better. No...
    amandarenee333 amandarenee333
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Oct 24, 2015

    Life, The World, And Everything.

    I posted this to another site, but it seemed out of place, easily lost. This is a better home for it. ---------------------------------------------------------- I dont know why I am doing this. Why am I putting my thoughts onto the internet? Will anybody read them? Probably not...
    theotherguy88 theotherguy88
    26-30, M
    1 Response Oct 4, 2013

    Of all the butterflies

    that chose to stay, I’m in love with the one that got away.
    midnightsolice midnightsolice
    36-40, F
    1 Response Mar 16, 2014

    It's a long story and I'm keeping it short,

    but tonight I'm struggling with seeing him and his new girl. She's like me....before he was with her, he still tried for me and I was scared. Scared of feeling oppressed and trapped and all-around afraid of commitment with him. We had been engaged before, together for years and...
    sweetloaf sweetloaf
    22-25, F
    Aug 31, 2014
    OneOfTheBruthas OneOfTheBruthas
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Oct 10, 2011

    25 years ago I met a guy through mutual friends.

    We had so much in common - liked the same TV and same taste in music, both gay and he lived in the next town. Used to go round to his a few times a week and it was all going great. Never told him how I felt because I didn't want to spoil our friendship. Then I met the man I was...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Sep 29, 2015

    Only I Could Do That ....

    I had a great mna, who wanted to whisk me away, was so nice, great job, financially stable, big family, wanted kids .... and wanted to marry. I told him no ---- and picked my ex. . . OMFG. Let my story be a lesson to you ladies: YES - you may THINK ...
    MizzBlue72 MizzBlue72
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Jun 10, 2009

    What If

    Whenever someone mentions having "the one that got away", only one person comes to my mind. We were taking up a similar review class some years ago and we got to know each other for a couple of months. We became fast friends and after spending almost everyday with him within...
    starked starked
    31-35, F
    1 Response Dec 25, 2011

    Gone In a Snap

    my long lost ex suitor and i was communicating again. i am single that time so i give chance to men that wants to court me. we called, IM, and text each other very often. we missed each other that we decided to see each other. He visited me in my apartment. I remember that i...
    totilui totilui
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Apr 27, 2009

    The One That Got Away

    I guess everyone out there has that story of someone who they really liked and yet something drove them apart. In my case it happened when i was 15. I met this girl and we really hit it off, it wasn't long before we were talking non stop and revealed to each other that we had...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Nov 29, 2010

    Imagine Jack Sparrow

    for moment. Yes, the fictional pirate! He's just a little bit bad, but mostly good, with a wicked sense of humor. He's drop dead sexy, incredibly witty, and has an accent that melts otherwise rational American women right in their tracks. Got that image in your head? Ok, now...
    bonnefille bonnefille
    31-35, F
    Jul 20, 2014

    He Was Pure Goodness . . .

    He crosses my mind at least once a day . . . STILL. . . and it's been 17 years, 2 children, a cheating husband, a divorce, a 2nd marriage to a WONDERFUL MAN . . .   but the memories of that time are so precious.We got very close to having a full blown affair and I considered...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jan 7, 2013

    My First Love...

    My "One Who Got Away" would be my first love. I met him when I was 19 and he broke up with me not long after I turned 21. We were together for nearly 2 years and I treated him like ****. I was young, troubled and didn't know how to appreciate a wonderful guy. I was a moody and...
    fatalcharm fatalcharm
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Feb 17, 2012

    I am stupid for letting her go.

    She was the combination of cute and sexy with sophistication. I don't know a lot of girls that have all 3 but she damn well did. I miss her tan skin and that gorgeous smile of hers. The way she'll call me up with her flirty voice and her awful jokes that made me laugh cuz it was...
    norcalkaylala norcalkaylala
    26-30, F
    1 Response Aug 23, 2015

    I loved him with all my heart.

    He was the first boy I ever really had such strong feelings for and I let him slip away because of my own insecurities. He came back into my life recently and I took it as a message that we were meant to be. But as we talked again, I realized the one who got away wasn't the same...
    CombatBarbie CombatBarbie
    18-21, F
    Oct 17, 2014

    The one that got away.

    Once upon a time I fell in love with a guy whom I considered my bestfriend. We love talking to each other and really got along well. But we never got into a relationship, but I know that he really cares for me there was one time when me and my friend was in their house and we...
    shyrem shyrem
    26-30, F
    Nov 7, 2015

    I've always wanted to share this story.

    .. It all started in sixth grade. There we were in science class, a science project was due of making a Q&A board with some electrical wires blah blah... I did not bring nearly half the materials required to do the project. It was by groups but given my popularity back then, i...
    neloangello neloangello
    18-21, M
    Dec 12, 2013

    Related Experiences

    This is something so painful that only people experiencing this will truly understand ... I'm from Australia , Sydney in particular I've known this guy since 15 mind you we fell...
    Lydiaaellise Lydiaaellise
    18-21, F
    Apr 21
    Met a few people here and got through some crazy times in my life. It was a wonderful platform to sometimes just come to and find that you are not alone in your situation. So...
    lonelyarchangel lonelyarchangel
    36-40, M
    1 Response Apr 21
    Grieving the loss of EP will have to be done by each of us...in our own ways...in our own times. We all share the unique EXPERIENCE of it though--a commonality and a bond this site...
    Aimee17 Aimee17
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Apr 21
    Ah ok, i first joined EP June/15/2015 tbh ...not that long but the memories i made here are just wow ..i can still remember it like it was yesterday and idk how i feel ...happy...
    LovelyGorillla LovelyGorillla
    16-17, F
    Apr 21
    The first time i heard the news, i still thought there was time, at least a month it was then. Now I dunno how it is 21st already. Guess this it then. I personally learnt a lot...
    urnesha urnesha
    16-17, F
    Apr 21
    I’ll be missing a lot of you guys … not ALL of you though … especially not the b-û-tt s-ë-cks guy, the p-æ-dos, or the dì-ã-per...
    BSTisapain BSTisapain
    46-50, F
    5 Responses Apr 21
    I'm planning to leave home once I turn 18 (I'm 17 now) so I have one year for preparation, but I need runaway partner(s), I live in South East Asia, I plan to runaway to another...
    idrkreally idrkreally
    16-17, F
    Apr 21
    It's such a bad thing that EP is closing now. I understand it helped a lot of people. I hope it'll return someday and in a better version (tho I like it the way it is). Thanks...
    soyyoprincesa soyyoprincesa
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 21
    So apparently we have less than 24 hours here. I feel like I should say so many things, yet words aren't so forthcoming in this moment of farewell. I'm too tired :p A few years...
    cherryxblossom cherryxblossom
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 20
    Good bye to everyone, lets keep in touch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVIpOaoDzn8
    Layerchap Layerchap
    31-35, M
    Apr 20
    The last story I will write on EP. It's sort of the end of an era for me. I first came here in June of 2011. I was lonely in a marriage that was a sham. We weren't ready to walk...
    simplysusan01 simplysusan01
    46-50, F
    1 Response Apr 20
    Don't like goodbyes but it happens. Since i'll probably be asleep as EP closes, i'll take this as my last post. Great site, despite the negative stuff I've encountered. I enjoyed...
    SparkofDecency SparkofDecency
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 20
    FOR SILVER01TA I sat down at my computer trying to compose a note that would do justice to the almost a decade of friendship we have shared together – a friendship that has...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    41-45, F
    7 Responses Apr 20
    It seems its that time of life when you are so fragile and vulnerable that you are not capable of getting into any good friendships in life... even though u know they are one of...
    tomharryasia tomharryasia
    31-35, M
    Apr 20
    Simple and sincere language. I wish more people would listen to a song like this, because it deserves some ears. The content is not rly that applicable, but I'll set this as a...
    SparkofDecency SparkofDecency
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 19
    When I was about...10 1/2 and down, I had a good family. I believed we all loved each other. Well. At 10 1/2 my dad got a night job. He always slept in the day. So he didn't spend...
    GodOfWords GodOfWords
    26-30, F
    Apr 19
    It has been a great time, wild ride, and learning experience no one can ever take away from me! Being on EP helped me so much, I have grown and matured in using you and I hope I...
    vvonderwoman vvonderwoman
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 19
    There's this guy and I don't know if I should go all the way with him considering I don't want to be done going all the way with another guy that I was involved with for safety and...
    WasteYouthWithMe WasteYouthWithMe
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 19
    It's quarter to three, there's no one in the place except you and me So, set 'em up, Joe, I got a little story you oughta know We're drinkin', my friend, to the end of a brief...
    GivenTake GivenTake
    56-60, F
    Apr 19
    I think of running away a lot. I mean I love my partner and my kids, but I dont feel like I am good enough for any of them. I feel and will probably always feel that my Partner has...
    CalicoWoolfe CalicoWoolfe
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Apr 18
    Well this is my last experience I'm posting. For those of you that I made friends with and all, I wanna thank you for helping me with my problems and I really appreciate it. Even...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 18
    Its time to go .I came here sad and lonely looking for answers, some were answered and some were left with more questions. I met some great people, some wacky ones too but always...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 18
    Ok. So, I will be away on a school trip for a couple days. I will return on the day EP shuts down, on the 21st. I may or may not be posting much on the trip since I will be busy...
    sagespoo sagespoo
    16-17, F
    Apr 17
    I don't like goodbyes no one likes goodbye's But sometimes goodbyes can be good Still very hard but good My auntie had a husband that beat her for years she use to sell...
    Dessily Dessily
    13-15, F
    1 Response Apr 17
    let's call him JV he is friends with my cousin who we will call JY. so JY, and JV are really good friends and onetime JY came over to my house with his friend (JV) and I almost...
    Heyoitsme Heyoitsme
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Apr 17
    It's weeks like these that remind me of what could have been. Sometimes I think I made the whole thing up but I didn't. Dave was my BFF and then we sleep together for the first...
    lilimartelini lilimartelini
    51-55, F
    1 Response Apr 16
    usally i be the one left along and sad and having many issues and troubles!seek happiness for others and get nothing but pain and suffer, so i am gonna be letting go today! from...
    gamesBOSS gamesBOSS
    18-21, M
    Apr 16
    I do not believe your represent EP in any way shape or form.EP does not communicate with their members one at a time as   you are doing. FFFFAAAADE AWAY  little boy. ...
    TailTeller TailTeller
    61-65, M
    Apr 16
    I first came on EP when I was 12. (2012) It was a very confusing time for me, I was questioning my gender identity and scared of how my Christian family would act. My mom had...
    SpideyKid1999 SpideyKid1999
    16-17, M
    1 Response Apr 16
    Good By EP.... Good by to all the people that said hello, and the ones that did care, I really appreciate your company... Their are two I will really miss.. and one of them I...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 15
    Most likely this will be my final Experience here for of course the site is closing. I joined ep because I heard it had been a place to meet new people and make friends. and it's...
    SladeBolinLeaderofEp SladeBolinLeaderofEp
    18-21, M
    Apr 15
    Goodbye EP. .... you made it possible for me to get more interactions with people than i get in physical in my day to day . i didnt met much people there, but i also lived weird...
    topazeus topazeus
    22-25, M
    4 Responses Apr 13
    I have to let someone go that I have loved for many years and also have to give up on the "dream" of him and the fact that I have to let go of his friendship and a confidant. I...
    Taffycatz Taffycatz
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 13
    Depression has been an unwelcome companion along the way It’s just like the Red Queen from Alice in Wonderland, you have to keep moving in order to just stay in the same place...
    Synapse81 Synapse81
    31-35, M
    1 Response Apr 12
    I'm writing , actually typing this letter to you because I need closure in my life. I didn't expect you to break up with me. I wonder if you still love me.I have so much to tell...
    auntwinnie auntwinnie
    22-25, F
    Apr 12
    I got hired for a paraprofession teaching position. I asked a question yeaterday about some advice and someone said, "Wow, you wanna be a teacher? That sucks. They dont get paid...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 12
    Happy families. How we all wish that were true. But we all know the most stressful time most of us have is because of our families. Whether its parental or brothers and sisters...
    moyesp moyesp
    51-55
    Apr 12
    When I was 14. I had my first boyfriend. He was 4 years older than me. I was deeply attached to him and losing him felt as losing my self. We had a two year relationship where he...
    AConfusedLeo AConfusedLeo
    70+, F
    1 Response Apr 11
    Love is an emotion that is hard to understand, it can consume us and overtake us when we least expect it. It creates havoc with our emotions and causes us to say and do things we...
    sensualbeauty1 sensualbeauty1
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Apr 10
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