Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The End

You know it really is over, when your heart hurts the most.

I have felt this pain only a few times in my life... but I am afraid to admit, that this pain lasted me more than a few months. I have to remember how strong I was during those fragile months and keep on with all my gathered strength... I have to keep on and know and believe that one day, everything really does get better.

What I am driving at is...

Mr J and I, however on and off that relationship has been for the last two years, are done for good. I deleted him from my phone, facebook, blackberry messenger, Skype. Anything that I could have possibly done, I did.

You see, he was supposed to come and visit me in less than three weeks but, in true Mr J's fashion he started saying things like "I don't know if I should come.. it might be too painful not knowing when I am going to see you again..." Blah blah, fucking blah

For a few minutes, I tried to convince him that he should come. That no matter what our future holds for us, we should treasure the few and far moments of togetherness and just hope for the best.

But am I supposed to even try to convince him?

I couldn't help but keep crying as I went through all my technological outlets of contacting him. Do you know how fucking bad it hurts? This pain is far too familiar but, I'll be damned, I forgot just how raw it feels.

I am right here, in that moment that everyone who's ever been in a relationship dreads. I've got my mascara running down both cheeks. I am sitting here and wondering "What if." What if I could have said anything differently. What if I could have convinced him somehow. What if...

But, at some point, there are no more what ifs in the game of love. You either try or you don't. He, by saying that he doesn't want to come see me any more, stopped trying. And I, by removing his name from my life, ended it once and for all.

I am strong in my utmost fragility. I will persevere. Love, however important it might be, does not define me, nor does it complete me. I will survive.

But for now I just want to have my moment and cry a little bit in complete silence, before anyone sees me crumble. After all is said and done, I'd rather have loved and lost, than not loved at all.


Pam the Realtor said...

I'm sorry to hear of such a painful time for you. But you are right. Relationships are a two way street and take a lot of work. If he isn't willing to work at it things will never work in the long run. Cut your losses now and somehow, some day, move on to somebody that is willing to put the effort it. You are worth it.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. I went through a terrible, awful, heart-wrenching divorce a year and 1/2 ago. The pain was simply unbearable. Now, looking back... I've realized that better things were on the horizon and I just wasn't able to see that at the time. I have found the most wonderful man... and I never ever thought I would be so lucky. I thought I was with Mr. Right, but I was wrong. Relationships take work, but when one person is doing ALL the work.. that's a problem.

I just know that better things are on the horizon for you too. For now, take all the time you need and grieve... it's healthy to do. When you're ready, Mr. Right will find you completely out of the blue.

P said...

I am so sorry to hear this, L. I think we all knew how strongly you felt about him. Maybe it's better you end it now than further down the line. *Hugs*

Whimsical Icicle said...

Now you are open to find something better... hopefully with someone who will actually want to spend time with you. I know that heartache and it sucks like hell and you are strong. Some women spend YEARS trying to make something like that work... I am guilty as charged. Best wishes <3

Laundramatic said...

Thanks you guys! It's been a good experience overall and I am not regretting it; he and I are just too far apart and, it's true, sometimes long distance relationships can't handle the distance.