Written on September 9th, 2011
I am 22 years old and have been in love with my best friend and now my boyfriend for 3 years. I have had boyfriends before but I knew this was different from anything I had ever felt before. For years we were best friends; inseparable. One time we were hanging out and talked about what it would be like to kiss each other. We both expected it to be like kissing your sister or brother becuase of how close we were. But it turned out to be the most magical kiss I have ever experienced. From then on we began dating and our relationship only grew deeper and more intimate to the point where I was, and still am, fully in love with him. The only problem with our relationship is that he is Indian (from India) where they still have arranged marriages and his parents choose his wife for him. I am American and in no way a possible candidate to be his wife. We have discussed our relationship and how it would be beneficial to end it before either of us gets hurt. The problem is that we love each other so much it's so hard to stay away, which hurts even more because we both know it has to end someday. I just feel like we are in a hopeless situation and it breaks my heart that we both love each other so much but we can't be together.