#AtoZChallenge : E(X)es and Ohs
“I still miss him, Alana”
“Whom?”, I almost screamed.
“My ex-boyfriend”, replied my friend.
“But it has been over a year now. Haven’t you still gotten over him?”
“I know that it is hard. But didn’t you tell me that it was for the best that you were breaking up?”
“I did. But no matter what I said, I still miss him”
“But why do you miss him? He was really rude to you and he didn’t trust you! It is time you get over him.”
“I did something stupid”, she whispers.
“What? Don’t tell me that you want to get back with him.”
“That I’m not really sure about. I texted him and asked him to meet me”
“Did he reply?”
“No he hasn’t. But I know that he will.”
“Even if he replies you aren’t going to meet him. I won’t let you go.”
“Alana, its my life and I can make my own decisions.”
“Okay fine” and I walk out from the room. So much for trying to help.
I understand that it must be hard for her but did she not break up because things weren’t working out smoothly for them? And I know that it has hurt her. But maybe some relationships don’t work out the way they should. Heartbreaks though very hurtful, teach us a lot. Maybe it makes us stronger and prepared for a better relationship.
Yes, the mind dwells on the past and thinks about all the happy moments and the beautiful memories. And then arrives the pain – pain that hurts you and doesn’t let you appreciate all the things that have gone well for you. Thinking about the past, about what could have been, only puts you in a state of deep sorrow. You can’t change the past. And with relationships, if it didn’t work well once, it is highly unlikely that it will succeed again. Sometimes letting go is the best thing that you can do.
I go back to the room and I find her crying.
“What happened?”, I ask.
Between sobs and sniffles she manages to say that he replied.
“What did he say?”
She shows me her phone. There are just three words.
“Who is this?”
I want to give her a big lecture about what I had told her earlier. But I know that she’ll only cry more if I do that. Instead, I gave her a tight hug and told her that it is going to be okay.
I’m participating in the A to Z Challenge and all through April I’ll be writing about the Life and Times of a Twenty something! What are you best memories or expectations from your twenties? Let me know in the comments.