You accept the breakup I know how hard it is to have to contemplate that you may never have her in your life. But when that person says they might be back it's leaving you hanging on waiting around and you don't feel like you're able to move on. If she doesn't then you're on your way to slowly recovering. Sometimes we give up on losers and move on. I hope not too long. I absolutely think that it is fine to let her know how you feel about her. I hope that is of some help? As i havent replied to her text, will that make me look like im purposely freezing her out? Cos you don't wanna be looking back on this in a couple of years and think "i messed up those exams cos of thinking about her i'm still paying the price with this **** job". It seems to me he's keeping you there at arms length so that he can go off and play around with other girls til his heart's content and then if he gets bored or realises he's made a mistake then he knows you're there. Believe me when I say this, I’m currently in the same situation and I’m the girl who was broken up with. Happy, confident, in shape, mt degree in my pocket, a good job. Long story short, I have a minor issue with alcohol, where I lose… I was with a girl for 3 years. I know what you are going through and it is tough, but we will both go through, you are further than me, please tell me it gets better from here (this Tuesday is our 2 year). I lost my girlfriend...I love her and I m going crazy. Why should you be his fall back? And keep some little hope. I love you, but I'm not ready for a relationship? Being a man ***** so much sometimes, we cant help but mess these things up. We want to commit, but we don’t want to hurt you. Sorry it has taken me a while to respond--these threads just get buried by new ones so quickly! It absolutely kills me to think this, thinking about all the stuff you were looking forward to doing and that now it'll never happen. *Remember, your relationship ended because you didn't listen or support her the way she needed you to. Do guys come back to you when they're ready? I'm not ready for a relationship right now...Let's be friends. If she does then it's a bonus (if you still want her) and you can work it from there. Then i went to gym again. Holidays, events and birthdays are EXCELLENT ways to drop in and keep contact without looking like you're in it for you. But she was completely different. Your ex sounds to be playing with your mind at the moment and i don't think it's very fair at all on you. Not an open relationship. This is your future here, she might not be in it, but you need to pass all those exams to ensure you can get by and get the job you want in future. Even though she told me about 3 times that she needed to think and then turned me down, she didn't ever say anything like that she thinks we'll end up together, so consequently i haven't now got any hope left. Keep up the avoidance of contact as it is no help. The main bit of advice though - avoid the temptation to contact! I knew she had moved on, and that is when I started to really regret what I did because I was the one who wouldn’t commit to her when she was ready and great. Sorry to hear about your situation. We have gone through some pretty bad times together, but are happier than ever now. Well ok i didn't STOP eating, but i didn't eat enough (as i physically found it really hard to do) and i started losing weight and couldn't do the gym. I couldn’t forgive myself for the role I’d played in Denise’s death: Not only did I fail to save her, but I’m fairly certain I gave her the idea. But is the viral treadmill workout safe? It is hard. Lucas: He hasn't seen her in twelve years. You need her to think you're ok without her. I said "look i don't want you to ring me up one day and say guess what i've got engaged, which is something you would be quite happy to say/hear if you were normal friends with someone, so we can't be". Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. I was thrilled when the medical community told me six years ago that I could change from a woman to a man. Logically there must surely be at least a few other people out there who we would be just as happy with and maybe even more so, even if it doesn't seem believable at the mo. Do I end my 9 year relationship or am I just crazy? Wasn't Ready to Comitt. She should have been proud to have me as her boyfriend as i was to have her as my girlfriend, and if she isn't then i shouldn't even be bothering with someone like that. do you ever see them? I break down all the time, and I too can't focus on my school work, I know that it is important but I feel so lost and alone, I hate being alone and I hate that I have lost my best friend. And then try and meet up with her, being a new confident, attractive person. You're still young, you have PLENTY of time. Man i couldn't even be bothered to cook myself a meal. Don't say "lets be friends," but leave room for communication in the future, like "would it be alright if i call you next week? My heart is still with her and I'm doing my best to keep on fighting! So esentially it's like he's got you there as a fall back. I could just tell by the look in her eyes she didn't feel the same anymore. I'm just torn up. You just have to accept it's gonna feel **** for maybe quite a while, but trust me it will improve. This is the hardest thing I've ever experienced in my life and I appreciate your support man! The point is that everyone, no matter how bright and shiny their lives may look on the outside, struggles with these issues. Just yesterday I noticed that she deleted me from her facebook. Stop paying attention to what everyone else is doing. Take all the time you please. I even have trouble concentrating at school and it's my last semester before getting my bachelors degree. This guy really likes me But not ready to commit. Let her feel attracted to you again and want it and she will naturally come back to you. I absolutely love my husband and believe he is my soulmate. Im concerned that at this stage, if it looks like im purposely doing something she will be less attracted to me as it looks petty that i didnt reply. Take it for what it is. I thank you jayspop. Do you guys discuss about it first or was it a decision of your own? And i blanked it, to make myself scarce. Ok you'll still have her there in the back of your mind all day long and you'll have trouble sleeping, i am just the same, but you have to do stuff to keep it at the back of your mind and it will start to get easier. then possibly you could reply that you're ok or something else. That's exacly my situation. Having said that i am being slightly hypercritical here after i've just told you i've had to leave work early (but i had at least done my work that needed to be done for the day first). It's good to know you're not the only one going through this **** experience isn't it? I know Adam does and I know he will never forget, yours won't either. This story comes from Reddit user funny-chubby-awesome: "My high school best friend, let's call her Hillary, approached me about masturbation. I know the temptation is there, i do slip into moping, it's very easily done. I was seeing my ex for 2.5 years aswell. I took her off my msn, and i have just noticed that she has taken me off hers. 27. As people grappled with the news about Bourdain, celebrities took to Twitter to share tributes about the celebrity chef and post the number of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. You're not, but say you're TRYING), and Now imagine you are viewing this same movie or person when you are feeling upset or depressed. Ah! What I want in life is her and would do anything for that woman. The thing is, i know this girl and she changes her mind all the time. I just want to know about this text message. Meanwhile, my husband had no conflict leaving me. This doesn't mean putting your life on hold, but let her know that there is always room in your heart for her if she wishes to come back. Help! Think you'd like it to from the way you're sounding. A guy might not commit to a girl because he has built a mountain of wealth and he doesn’t love her enough to bring her along for the ride. Not to mention how this might damage her psychologically if she learned the truth about her conception and why exactly I couldn’t handle the thought of being in her life. Ive reached the point of ultimate understanding. I guess people do sometimes have a period of doubt. I'm glad you've got some encouragment from my post. Then the person can move on as i am now able to do. I never got to know her, just acted like an idiot. Apply this here,except with you and your EX who you've had a relationship with and who is currently distrustful and emotionally distant from you. Ive lost the love of my life because i cheated on him, thing is i cnt b without him. Going crazy and would do anything. I did and would have done anything for her, i didn't deserve that treatment and i wish i hadn't put up with it. Like I said we haven't spoken in 3 weeks, now I feel like sending her one last facebook message (even if she deleted me) telling her how much I love, how sorry I am for hurting her, and how I want to spend my life with her... but at the same time respect her 100% if she needs time to heal... What do you guys think? At the end of the session i can think "right good i just achieved something there, i did well, and even though she was on my mind, she wasn't the only thing on it and i got through it". I know it's tough to function properly, but you have to at the very least make yourself get through your studies. But now she's having trouble letting go. Right now, she is where you were---not ready to be here with you right now the way you want her to be. This was about 10 days worth of unproductive, argumentative, text messages that had followed an original text from me asking her to give me a straight "no" if she didn't want me to come down to see her in the new year (as we'd discussed a month previous to this, she said she was going to think about it, but during that following month there was no contact). Moreover the family couldn't share the grief with relatives due to the distancing. We were both each others first love. In her mind she is going around thinking, “My god, that a$$ hole can never commit. attracted, respectful of you, falling back in love with you) when she’s with you or interacting with you, the less she’ll keep focusing on the fact that you wouldn’t commit to her in the past. The way I see it now, If ever our paths happen to cross in the futur I need to be the best man I can be. I was exactly the same as you with the gym. I really enjoyed reading what both of you have written. We know and understand your pain. It never really helps me though because then i want to do some more moping the next day. This way it will help you to start feeling a little bit better slowly. You have to become comfortable with being uncomfortable in other words. You see for me, I think this has become slightly easier because, even though it's not gone the way i wanted it to, at least i'm 99.9% sure she's not going to be coming back. Not ready to commit but happy with the benefits. Not some depressed, needy, out of shape man. I just went down there this afternoon and sure i thought about her while i was there, but i was also thinking about how i could hardly breathe after i'd just killed myself on the rower! I know. He says he isnt ready for a relationship with anyone. This is the inner confidence that I talk about a lot! Listen carefully for you saying or thinking, ‘but I can help him/her’, or find yourself endlessly delving into what is creating their inability to commit in the hope that you’ll heal them and they’ll change and be so grateful they’ll stay with you forever. This is super tricky. Give back to her what she has given to you in the past: time to figure out where her heart is, and decide if she wants to invest in the relationship. Sometimes women need to know for certain without A DOUBT that things won't repeat. He may also be concerned about the divorce factor. Like you said you don't want to find someone else and then find you're not haveable. But it seems to me the more you mope the more you want to mope. You have to just learn to live with it and eventually realise that you have to do other important stuff in your life even though you feel like doing nothing and moping around thinking about her. Maybe if we go back to chatting we can find common ground. It was annoying wasn't it? Kasdan: And he was forty-two. you are 18 or older, you read and agreed to the. And that's not what you want to be is it. I have been experiencing him break up and make up for 8 years now. Thank you so much for the sound advice night_orchid. And it is OK to be at different places in life. ``You just weren't ready to be the man she wanted at that time.``. My ex is abusing me psychologically in exactly the same way. Anyway, so guys you are not alone in continuing to go through this hell, i thought it might be comforting to know i'm still getting it really bad at times, really really bad. He said he wasn't ready for a relationship, then he dumped me and got a girlfriend. All I get is excuses. 2. Well, the fact that you took her for granted and she left you because you wouldn’t commit creates some serious headwind. You're better than that. I stayed in bed doing nothing for a good 4-5 weeks and trust me it gets your absolutely no where. So that will be maybe a week, maybe a month, but it may also be never (as i expect to be the case with my ex and i). 2. I feel like I love her, I don't want to lose her, but I don't know what I can offer her." But i think at that stage there was still hope. Her mother could’ve been a terrific parent and I’d be putting that relationship in jeopardy. You must wait for her to contact you cos if you contact her and she doesn't want to talk or hear from you it'll only push her away. When something you enjoy so much is suddenly taken away and then there's no prospect of getting it again you long for it. Explore 9GAG for the most popular memes, breaking stories, awesome GIFs, and viral videos on the internet! This girl has been obsessed with me for 3 years now, i think she has just run out of steam. My ex is abusing me psychologicaly! Don't try to conjour up any reasons why you need to contact her cos you don't need to. I am going to continue to push myself to stay occupied and not have any contact, our friends are doing a really good job of keeping both of us occupied apart from one another (I think more so me than him because none of them think he made the right choice). I will give my input at my earliest convenience. I certainly find it kinda comforting. And when you do and you can look back and think well that **** me up, but at least i didn't mess up my degree then you'll feel good about it. Everytime i contacted her i didn't get told what i wanted to hear, i'd heard her voice, i thought of her more and i went back to square one being miserable. It'll go away and you'll be back again. I wouldn't worry what she'll think if you don't reply. Plus it burns up some energy and makes you tired so you should be able to sleep better. Think like she's not coming back. I would definitely keep up the no contact with him. You've gotta do the same. No i don't ever see her, she lives a long way away (that was the main problem in why our relationship broke down). 9GAG is your best source of FUN! Should I just send a quick text message apologizing for my emotional state right after the break up and that giving each other space is the best thing possible? I dunno if things happen for a reason, but i do think we'll probably end up happy eventually even if it's with new people. She was literally deciding between me and him for a week until I couldn't take it anymore and lost my shit and dumped her. It really helps! Don't feel bad or guilty for moping though, it's natural, but try to keep yourself busy because like i said before, you have to do the stuff you need to get done. There’s a reason why … A young woman's comment posted on Reddit, in which she describes the horrific toll COVID-19 has taken on her family, is going viral across the internet. The only reason she wont get back with me is that she thinks im going to hurt her, which im not. So we don’t put the dating tag on it until we get all that out of our system. It'll maybe be a bit of a living hell for you wondering if/when she's gonna contact you, but i'm afraid you'll just have to put up with it til it starts to ease. What should I do? Dr. Diana is also the best-selling author of the acclaimed best-selling relationship and dating book, “Love in 90 Days”. The way i look at it now is don't talk to her and then i ain't gonna be going back to not wanting to eat and then not wanting to go down the gym. My boyfriend just said I wasn't invested enough into our relationship & end... My Boyfriend and I Broke Up After 7 Months Because He Wasn't Ready For a Serious Relationship. You are just feeling the loss. Also, went to bed with my mother on my 18th birthday. Take care. Either way we all have to work towards what we want or who we want in life and not only so but treat that person with 1000%, take it easy life is precious. I have been thinking about her non stop the past 2 months, I lost weight, I don't feel like doing anything and I often cry thinking about her with other people. Be her friend and allow her to express herself openly with you, and in time she may come to warm up to the idea of taking another swing at things. At the end of what would have been my first weekend down there with her, her "friend" came up to visit her. God, I still love her. I would do anything to win her heart and make her understand how much she means the world to me and how I want to spend the rest of my life with her. Hi NIght Orchid and thanks for your words in this, they sound very experienced and make a lot of sense. He … Force yourself to look after your priorities first of all. Or should i give it a month, two months? Its been nearly a week now since we spoke to each other but i'm really nervous. not ready to commit? Hey Guys, We'd very rarely had chance to spend so much time together as that so i booked the time off work and asked her in a really nice email. We will all get through this, we don't know what the future holds so we shouldn't dwell on it, easier said than done, but enjoy what you have right now, we need to rediscover ourselves and do things that make us happy, be selfish, our ex's are . We met up last week and i explained to her at which point i started to love her, why i was different before and that i had grown up and now was in a good place. "Berlin was amazing! Just be polite and don't play games. I will do my best to stay strong and not contact her. But at the same time, even if I told again and again how much I love her and want to commit to her, I feel like I need to tell her again. Ugh, I don't know, it will hurt less over time, it has only been one week, I am young only going to be 21 this year I'm sure someone else will show interest eventually. Give yourself the same patience that you are giving her. Take care and good luck. Since we met up a week ago and ended there has been no contact from either of us. My attitude and outlook changed about 2 months ago when i did some self reflection and realised that a relationship is a two way thing and i was looking at it completely selfishly, and that was why it wasn't working. If she is talking to you and visiting with you, she is in your life and she cares. Don't lose hope Jeh89, he did say those things to you, but at the same time it's not right for you to wait for him and not live your life in the meantime. Boyfriend broke up with me because he wasn't ready for commitment. Alas, it is not going to happen. I know how tough it is, i totally empahize with you. I really needed the encouragement, it will help keep me going. I really need help. He said he was conflicted and couldn’t leave her. He says I haven't but I really have, I can't be his bestfriend in this state, it isn't good for me or him, I really want him to realise what he wants and needs and he assures me it is me, but says he can't see the future, but he does think he will probably end up with me but doesn't know when, and I want to wait because he is all I want, but I can't for my own sake, my own happiness. I took it like a man, was non needy and made sure that we ended on good terms. I suppose it depends on how long it goes on. I truly hope that with time she will realize that I am now different man than when I was 22 and ready for her. If so i'd recommend it, that's what i do. You're clearly really tired at the moment, and trust me not having enough sleep is not going to help your mind function. I understand how difficult it must be for you right now, replaying all of the different "what if" scenarios in your head. Is this a good idea, or just keep up with the NC? As stupid as this may sound, this just put me into tears all over again. I'm sorry to hear about your situation, it sounds like you're also have a really hard time of it right now. If you wanna mope for a bit after you've got all that sorted for the day then do that. Since the break up I have told her how much I loved her, how I wanted to commit to her and all that. They're your priorities ok. He could have known this little girl when she was just a kid. You've done well not to have any contact with her for 3 weeks. It happens. She won't think it's rude or anything, it won't affect your chances of a reconcilliation. Whether it's romance, friendship, family, co-workers, or basic human interaction: we're here to help! Attention Ladies: A baby doesn't make a man commit. 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