As Long As We Have

broken20heart11We know our relationship is likely doomed no matter how much we love each other. You’re in the ‘Spring of your life’ and I am in late ‘Fall’. Age does matter, or at least the experience of age or the lack of it matters. For as long as we have, I am grateful.  G.W.


The difference between
like, love and in love,
is the same as the difference between
for now, for a while and forever.

We Were Not A Mistake

broken20heart1Years have passed and although I have gotten accustomed to us not being together you are far from forgotten. Never a day goes by that something random does not remind me of you. The pain is past and now my memories are good. “We” were not a mistake. C.E.


The most important thing in life
is to learn how to give out love,
and to let it come in.
Morrie Schwartz

When Your Heart Breaks Open

You believed in me when I didn’t deserve it. You stood by me when no one else would. But I let addiction almost destroy me. What we once shared was ruined by what I did. I’ve been sober now for seventeen months. Losing you broke me open and saved my life. E.S.

I understand that if you have never suffered
a broken heart, then you have never
really known what it is to truly be alive.
And I understand that at that precise moment,
when your heart breaks open,
that all you want to do is lay down and die!
Because you know that is the only way
the pain is ever going to stop.
Patti Roberts

Forgive Me My Love

If I live another hundred years there will not be enough time for me to show you the depth of my thankfulness for your forgiveness. I know what I did was wrong; VERY WRONG and I deeply regret it. Your love is a gift far beyond what I deserve. You won’t be sorry. L.P.

I know I fought with you without any reason
forgive me my love.
I know I used bitter words for you
forgive me my love.
I know I hurt your feelings when you were innocent
forgive me my love.
I know I abused you even though you were right
forgive me my love.
I know I didn’t believe in you as my partner
forgive me my love.
I know I didn’t praise your good deeds
forgive me my love.
I know I didn’t wipe your tears when you were sad
forgive me my love.
I know I didn’t value your love and affection
forgive me my love.
Now, I have realized all my mistakes that I made
I promise you I will never let you down again.
Please forgive me and come back to me
Forgive Me My Love” by Ravi Sathasivam

Without Regret

Only in retrospect am I able to clearly see how kind you were. With all your heart you loved me. Even at our worst when the relationship was falling apart you never once said you regretted loving me. I will always be grateful. You taught me how to love better. K.M.

Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness.
Know how to give without hesitation,
how to lose without regret,
how to acquire without meanness.
George Sand

No Less Remarkable

With my eyes closed I can still see us together in my memories. I was very angry at you for a long time, but that feeling has mellowed. In my heart now is etched a permanent reverence for the great love we shared. That we lasted only for a time makes it no less remarkable. J.B.

Forgiving is love’s toughest work, and love’s biggest risk.
If you twist it into something it was never meant to be,
It can make you a doormat or an insufferable manipulator.
Forgiving seems almost unnatural.
Our sense of fairness tells us
People should pay for the wrong they do.
But forgiving is love’s power to break nature’s rule.
Lewis B. Smedes

But Now I Do

I have been in love again since I fell in love with you, but my heart has never felt so strongly since.  We were too young then to know the value of what we discovered, so it got lost and left behind.  I still carry you in my heart; always will I think. First true love never fades. J.B.

I wasn’t sure I believed in love.
Then I met you.
I wasn’t sure I could make love last.
Then I fell for you.
I wasn’t sure who I was;
What I wanted from life;
But now I do.
I thank you
From the bottom of my heart
For loving me through and through.
“Thank You” by Sarah Spoors