A friend made me feel better when he said, “Even though you failed in love and don’t have a special “someone” now, don’t worry! It’s nothing but your future partner’s prayer to keep you single until the two of you meet”. E.O.
Love is blind and love can be foolish.
Our heart doesn’t always love
the right people at the right time.
Sometimes we hurt the ones
that love us the most
and sometimes we love the ones
who don’t deserve our love at all.
We fell in love and married a year later. The first two years were wonderful. Then the kids came. I know we both love them deeply, but that’s when the disconnect began. Now a few years after meeting, we’re living separate lives divorced. What happened? D.S.
One of the most difficult tasks in life,
is removing someone from your heart.
It was this time of year when we met. Those months were the happiest days of my life. I have stopped believing we will get back together, but can’t seem to stop my heart from wishing it would happen. Never again will I be able to give as much as I gave you. L.L.
You’re the one who broke my heart,
you’re the reason my world fell apart.
You’re the one who made me cry,
yet I still love you and I don’t know why.
Once upon a time we fell deeply in love with each other. Everything was good for a while. Then you cheated on me. I got even by cheating on you. We forgave each other but the damage is done. We’ll never be the same. Don’t you see it’s over?
It can be difficult to leave a long-term relationship,
even when our inner-wisdom tells us it’s time to let go.
At this point, we can choose let go and endure
the intense pain of leaving behind the familiar
to make way for a new chapter in our life.
Or we can stay and suffer a low-grade pain
that slowly eats away at our heart and soul,
like an emotional cancer. Until we wake up one day
and realize, we are buried so deep in the dysfunction
of the relationship that we scarcely remember
who we were and what we wanted and needed to be.
Even though we’re in love our life together is a great struggle. You’re from a country far away. We speak different languages and have trouble communicating. Culturally we’ve innocently offended each other repeatedly. Darling, we can’t do this to each other. E.H.
Moving on is easy.
It’s staying moved on
Katerina Stoykova Klemer
I will remember her not as the one who broke my heart, but as the one who taught me how to love. I have healed enough to see the bond between some people lasts for some time and ends. But for a while it was magic; a true love that didn’t last. R.B.
In Nature, things are broken with a purpose;
clouds break to pour rains,
rivers break to water fields,
fields break to yield crops,
seeds break to yield plants…
so if ever you feel broken,
understand that you must be part
of a better and more beautiful purpose…
When you leave in the morning I know you’re not coming back. We had our time and now we have to move on. For a few hours tonight I beg you to pretend you are in love with me like you used to be. Let’s light the fire within us again and fade away in flames. S.D.
Turn down the lights, turn down the bed,
Turn down these voices inside my head,
Lay down with me, tell me no lies,
Just hold me close, don’t patronize… me,
Cause I can’t make you love me if you don’t,
You can’t make your heart feel something it won’t.
From “I Can’t Make You Love Me” sung by Bonnie Raitt
Written by Reid, Michael, Shamblin, Allen
“The right man will love the things about you that the wrong one was intimidated by.” That anonymous quote helped me understand why you and I never worked out. You persistently said how I should change. I failed because it was impossible to please you! P.L.
I thought you never were
and nothing like
I thought you could’ve been.
There’s no doubt we loved each other, but we hurt each other so badly. Our relationship is like a vase shattered into pieces so numerous and small it can never be put back together. Without kindness, understanding and forgiveness our love did not survive. A.O.
than those who
will not admit
they are wrong.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
After we broke up I found traces of you for months. I’ve always since wondered how could someone lose so many bobby pins? Did you leave them all over on purpose for me to find? My wounds have healed and the reminders I find bring up good memories now. K.D.
One by one.
From the song “Walking Away” by Jonny Lang