After spending 2 days together, discussing how we want to stay together, what will we have to work on, he said he wants to be with me and will do everything he can to make it happen, then he started to avoid me. He was distant and aloof, went about his normal routine and didnt even want to talk to me. He spoke to me for 15mins and said well i did speak to you.
That does not say love, that says avoidance, regret and doubt.
I dont want that. I wanted the love.
So I asked him clearly what he was thinking and he said he cant do it, he cant go through with doing all the hard work needed for us to be together, to make his mom agree, to make decision to stay outside india, to get his family onboard with it and finally work on plan to get them here too. He said he could not do it.
So I told him to make some new friends who can care for him, coz I cant do that anymore. I cant keep caring for him, running to him when he needs some love, and then hear that I am not worthy enough to go through all the hard work for. He is a coward. Afraid.
He gave away everything we had, just because he is so scared that he wont be able to do all this. It is not an easy road, I agree, but I was willing to support him in each and every way, but that was also not enough for him to find confidence.
I have truly done everything I could. And now I am letting it go.
I created my profile on a matrimony site and have started looking at dating-marriage options. Why not just date? well i want someone who has intention of marrying and settling together. Does not mean I get married tomorrow. I will still take time to get to know people and see our priorities match.
I am not over him. But this will help. And I need to start thinking of my future rather than being hung up on him.
Why couldn’t he have more faith in us, more courage in our love.
I will never understand that.
Time to move on now.
I spoke to my sister today about V and didnt tell her the whole truth but told her I met him and we talked and how he was open to changing few things, majorly about we live outside India.
But she was not very happy to hear it. She told me to talk more clearly to him about other things and make sure he is not going to repeat the bad behavior he had before. She said I should not jump back to him and see/date other men. Well that ain’t happening! Even if I had broken up with V (which I think technically we have) it would take me a lot of time to forget about him and to move on.
She said I should meet him as a friend and talk to him, while also keeping other options open. She said I can do much better than him.
I knew she was not going to be super thrilled that I am considering going back to him, but her reaction did take me a while to digest. It also raised some important questions in my mind, which I need to discuss with V before we make anything concrete.
I understand where she is coming from, V did not just break my heart but he has also lost respect and trust from my family. I cant blame him alone for this, as I also created that situation equally, not his reaction, but the situation. She told me if I was willing to live with those people who think so conservatively and adjust with his mom, who ofcourse is quite old in her thoughts.
It got me thinking, and that is good, I really should be careful with what I am getting myself into. So here are some of the most important things I want to discuss (you should too if you’re entering a serious relationship):
- Financial independence – why I place this first is because it has a lot to do with my independence and self respect. It should not be taken for granted that I will give up my financial independence and while we will invest in a life together, I will still be incharge of my finances.
- Respect – So important. I did feel disrespected before and while V says it was from an act of defence, it was very hurtful. So i want to talk to him clearly about what he thinks about me and if he actually respects me as a person.
- Where we live – this has been the breaking point for us before and I want to make sure we are on same page now. I dont want to go back to India, so we stay here 4-5 years and then decide where we want to settle, but it will still not be India.
- Taking a stand – he very clearly needs to start speaking up to his family, especially his mother. Not disrespecting but talking to her clearly and making his intentions clear. Also he needs to take a stand for us. In our decisions, life, plans, he needs to be clear about what we want (together) and take a stand. Not let them decide on our lives.
- I need to be 100% sure on his view of what our roles will be in life together. He knows Im not the cook and clean housewife, but I need to make sure he is not assuming that I will change or do something different later. If so he needs to tell me now.
On my part, I need to give him assurance that I will respect his mother. And even though she may say some old fashioned things that I dont agree with, I will ignore it. And if I have any issues I will talk to V about it and not go head-to-head with her.
Also I have to tell him that I am bending towards having a family, but have not 100% decided. when I will be ready will be upto us together.
But I am very sure on not going back to India and he needs to understand and agree on this.
Even if we resolve all these issues, my sister is doubtful, she said I can do better than V. Have a nice life partner and also a good family-in-law. I am doubtful on that. You dont get everything. I know V and he is a nice person. Obviously we have differences but in general he is a good guy. I always said that.
Do I give up our chance to be together for some hopeful wish of meeting someone with a good family ? Somehow that sound true to me, or real to me either.
I have to be careful not to fall flat on my face or blind myself to our differences. I chanted this morning for clarity and hopefully it will be all clear soon. And all for good.
I have no clue….What the hell is going on between me and V. We fought like crazy, we hurt each other, we broke up, we hurt each other again, we missed each other, we talked and now we met and are in love again.
Well to be honest I never stopped loving him and maybe he didnt either, but there was so much anger clouding us and so much hurtful feelings of betrayal, and that was all over the place.
I met him so many times to resolve and talk about our issues, but what we did talk was all our part and our anger and betrayal. we never got around to talking about the actual problem and possible solutions or give it some thought. We just kept blaming and getting more angry and then more hurt.
After the diwali incident he messaged me at night that he was having some disturbed thoughts and I called him. We spoke and talked..actually talked normally after very very long time. We always talked easily before. He was always a good friend. We talked and laughed and cried and it was so relieving, such ease and kind of peace in mind and heart.
The next day we ofcourse wanted to meet, he asked if I want to and he did and I did too, so we did and as I had known immediately, we spent next 2 days together. skipped work on Monday and booked hotel, spent all the time with each other. We missed each other so much.We did keep saying we dont know what we are doing and we did talk about if something can be done. But majorly the reason we found was that V had not made his mind about staying here or going back, he was still depending on his mom for that decision. I told him he has to think and see what will make him happy, not me or his mom, but him, where will he be happy. He said he will think. Also talk at home when he goes to India maybe.
The entire 2 days I kept whispering myself to not keep any expectations from this,but towards end of 2nd day when we had to go to our separate homes, I did not want to go, to leave him and he very sweetly made me understand that he didnt want to either and he didnt want to ignore me but we had too. And also we both have to think about this.
But I am happy today. To have him back for now, and to see him love me. I told him that after all that hurt and pain if we can still love each other, then there is definitely something to think about. I also liked that he agreed to his fault that him not telling his mom about our relationship and understanding how that made me feel at that moment and how i reacted. It was nice to get some benefit of doubt. I also told that some things I just said out of spite, like I would not have gone ahead with our relationship had I met his mom before. But that is not true. I love him and that is what I would have gone with.
About kids, I am finally coming around to the idea of having babies. Its so weird to even say it, but ofcourse to have a family and take care of them will be something nice. To make a nice life together.
If we can figure out somethings, then it may be good. But we have to work on this, it will not be so easy. I have to also keep in mind what I have learned from our experience of living together. I need to be true to myself and not do things to make him happy. I still need to meet friends and do things I like.
About his thoughts on how wife should be and all, we need to talk. He knows I am independent but he should not take for granted that I will go with every of his decision. It has to be both of us to make decision and ofcourse some adjustments are always needed from both ends.
We will see where this goes.
On a difficult day like today, when the not so good things haunt me and V’s harsh words ring in my ears, I will try to focus on the good things in my life, the things I am grateful for, that have been my support system and helped me stand up and keep going even in rough days.
Firstly and most foremost, I am grateful for my mother, for her strength and bravery. She has always been so strong and it inspires me. If she could get through her life situations and still be happy and free spirited woman full of life and passion, then my worries seem like the size of an ant. I am her daughter and I am proud to say that. She is a blessing in my life and a source of strength.
I am very very grateful to have my sister in my life, she is always supportive, never judges me, she is the most compassionate person I know and I aspire to have some bit of her compassion if I can. She loves life and knows how to enjoy life in the moment. Careless or carefree…she enjoys herself and makes everyone around her too. She has listened to my endless blabbers and nods her head patiently and is soo supportive. Even when I do mistakes she does not judge me and stands by me and helps me think clearly.
My sweet brother – He is the kind and shy kid. It was so nice to have a baby brother to play with. I am very grateful that I have him in my life, I realize how you feel care and worry for younger loved ones, that I feel for him. He also very brave and strong mentally.
My friend A – We know each other since after college and he was such a good friend. Helping always supporting. He is such a giving person and does not have any expectations in return. So much fun to be around. I cannot even imagine being there for someone like he did for me.
My friend N – I met him at work here in NL and while I was lonely and alone (V was not here) and terrible with my housemates, he introduced me to his friends, whom now I also call my friends. I was so grateful to be out with people who are nice and fun and without him I wouldn’t have had that. I hope I can help someone like that.
S – She introduced me to Buddhism and I will be grateful to her for that. I was in distress and didn’t know what to do. She guided me to find peace, to change my perspective. She is still the person I talk to when I want to talk something out of my system and I know she will give her honest unbiased opinion. I have started helping other to learn Buddhism and hopefully can support them.
My friend R – he is much older than me, but such a great friend. He has been a listener to all my rambling about the break up and that has helped me also see clearly about what I am actually talking about. I look forward to his company at work and when Im in difficult situation he and his wife always show support. Such lovely people, opening up to a stranger from another land with different way of thinking. It is so nice of them to open their hearts towards me. I wish I can be there for someone also with such openness even though I dont get their culture/perspective.
There are so many Blessing in my life. I am so happy I wrote about it. It makes it more clear about how much love and suppport and care I have in my life, so even when I loose 1 person, I still have so many wonderful people here for me. I am truly blessed.
A few hours ago I just had an emotional breakdown, that too at work! It was Diwali yesterday and I wore saree at work, went especially downstairs so V would see me. He did. And later he pinged I looked beautiful. I don’t what I expected to come out of this entire ”look beautiful and let him see me” thing. He didn’t say anything after that I well, I …I dont know what.
Last evening I had some friends over for dinner and it was fun. I think why I planned it was so I am not alone, if if the housemates are there, it would still feel alone. So maybe I drowned myself in the whole dinner and surround myself with people, so I dont miss him.
But today I miss him. So bad. It would have been our first diwali together if we were together. Start of a new tradition to celebrate together. But its not. We are not together.
I pinged him at work this morning and he said I should leave him alone and he does not need anyone. It broke my broken heart, and it hurt again.
I dont know why I do this, msg him, ping him. I know I dont want to go back to him and settle for all the things he wants, but I miss his company, the togetherness, having a partner, his presence, his love.
I literally see images of past in flashes, like they show in movies, No kidding! I didn’t know that actually happens. But it does to me. My mind brings memories back in images of us together, at the house, at a trip, him kissing my forehead, us holding hands.
Sometimes I take the blame for all the pain, for why did I put myself so out there in this relationship, why did I dive so deep that I am gasping for breath. But maybe he feels the same.
I know it is over, but I have not moved on yet. It will take some more time.
Why I broke down? Well, to see him that way, so aloof and trying to keep me away, I know he is hurting too, and I know for now he thinks I broke us up, I was selfish to tear apart our love. It hurts to see him hurt and I cant even reach over and hug him. I so want to.
It was painful that I am starting to wonder if I am person who threw away everything we had. Did I loose it all?
Sometimes rational thinking does not cure your heartache. You mind blocks every reason and the only thing that exists in the moment is the absence of what you had and have no more.
It was that moment.
I have to stop from messaging him at work, I have to. I have deleted his contact number, but we will be on office chat and there is the path open to communicate. But I need to stop myself as all it does is cause pain, to both of us.
I am praying time heals us and we learn how to move on, however impossible it may right now!
I am getting better with the whole break up thing. I am working out and eating right and last week my sister was visiting so it was nice.
But I am still processing the whole thing, I have no contact with V unless it is really necessary, I do see him around office in lunch hours in cafeteria, or in gym , we dont speak , he hardly looks at me, I – well I dont know what I do. After he leaves I sneak peak if he looked back at me or not. Its nothing. But I found myself asking the question ” Are we really over?”. Strange. I told 1 person that we broke up, 1 person out of my friends and family, and while telling him I felt quite ok, not emotional, but still it was not nicest thing to say ‘we broke up’. It is completely another story that he always tries to flirt with me, so maybe he was happy about it. Not that I will pursue it, but maybe I found it easiest to tell him. At work he is still referred to as my boyfriend and I simply dodge the questions or not-lie when I answer. In time I will tell.
But seriously….IS IT OVER? ARE WE OVER?
I am fine with my life, moved to a permanent place with some 2 housemates, its nice and cozy, I have my own room, I am going to gym, office is good. So why do I feel this way?
Well its reasonable to feel an empty space and I miss him too, the sweet things and habits, the hand holding and cuddling. I miss his presence. I miss US.
But I need to remember why we broke up, why our future did not look good together, how our dreams and aspirations are different.
I was so hurt 1 day and told him horrible things and then did all nonsense texting. It was anger about why this is ending, this beautiful lovely thing that brings me joy, that I fought to put together. But its ok now. I am not angry anymore. But he is.
Just today he told me (on office chat ) some mean and hurtful things, like I screwed his life, treated him bad, he feels like a victim (like I did once), but its ok. I tried to reason with him but then let it go. He needs to process it on his own. I even thought of meeting him to explain, but went against it. No point telling anything. We both were wrong and we know that, in time it will heal.
Time, that is exactly what I am giving myself. It will be easy someday to think of our relationship, but now its still so fresh.
Funny how I still think and wonder ”is it over?”. I know it is and for good of both of us.
How did I get here? I was so strong and thinking about my good, then how did I get here?
Ever since the weekend V and I spent together, all I can think of is him, us. Its a poison to my mind and heart.
I just cant let go. I cant. I keep thinking about him, start to send him message and continue fighting, holding onto it, hiding in bathroom at work and crying, going to extent of wanting to telling him I would get high and sleep with anyone – just to see him react.
Its not right. This behavior. I know that.
But why cant I stop. It was his birthday yesterday and I went there at 12 midnight with cake. He was surprised. But I left quickly. He asked me to stay the night and we would only talk. But I knew what that would do to me, it would bring me back to how I felt after that weekend. So I left. Even though I wanted to stay with him.
I have been reaching my phone so many times to message him, know how he is doing, talk to him. But I cant keep doing this. So I deleted his contact number right now. Well I still see him on the office chat group online, but that I cant change that.
I still dont have courage to tell people at office that we are not together.
All I feel is like crying and crying.
How did I get here? Does this mean its is finally ending? Its getting real.
I need my clarity back, I need my strength.
I hope I find it, but for now, my heart aches every second and all I want to do is go back to him.