HAD Is the Operant Word Here
we dated in high school & almost got married, but he cheated on me and hurt me so badly that we eventually parted ways. ever since then, we have kept in touch off and on, even went out a couple times--but nothing serious ever came of it. he was and is an alcoholic and a cheat and i have never been able to get over that. but he has kept hoping, all these years, that we would get back together. he said he would always consider me "the one".
he has been with several women over the years, but never married any of them because he says that they dont compare to me. he has held onto the feelings he had for me in the beginning and has tried to get me back repeatedly. the thing is, he's always with someone when he does this, and i won't be the "other" woman. it's either me exclusively, or nothing. anyway, i've come to the conclusion that he has retained his cheating nature from way back when, and that he's really not worth my time. so i decided a while back to clear him from my mind for good and get on with my life.