The breakup of a romantic relationship can be hard to get over, even years later. This is her story.
The terrible thing about being on Facebook is how one person's status update can mess up your entire day, like when a former classmate posts about attending the wedding of the first boy you dated.
And then you remember the "one that got away."
No, it wasn't him. It wasn't the one that just got married. And it wasn't the one that just broke up with you. It wasn't even the one you were once married to.
The one that always seems be in the back of your mind. The one that is in the recurring dream where you are out to dinner and he shows up with his wife, and suddenly you are outside having a panic attack and yelling at him. And you are wearing your pajamas. You wake up feeling as if he has broken your heart all over again.
Then you have to go through the rest of the day with a heavy heart, vowing not to go on Facebook and look at his wife's page again. Because he is not on Facebook, but she is, and she is friends with your best friend. But the page is blocked, so all you see is the profile picture with him smiling next to her. And her with his last name. And smiles.
All the smiles.
Will there always be that one person that you'll always miss? That you'll always wonder if you fought hard enough. If you should have tried just a little bit harder.
How long does a broken heart last?
Eight years and counting.5 Comments