What It Feels Like To Love Someone You Can’t Be With

Maybe it’s a classic case of unrequited love, maybe it’s a modern-day Romeo and Juliet story, maybe it’s just toxic. But it was doomed from the start.



You cycle between sweet sweet denial and devastating heartbreak



Ignorance is bliss, and you happily delude yourself into just enjoying the moment. But then reality slaps you in the face and you find yourself gasping for breath in a world without air.



The longer it goes on, the more extreme the cycles get



It was easier in the beginning. But the deeper the feelings get, the more difficult it becomes to keep going or to let go. You feel trapped by your own emotions, which you can’t control.



Deep down, you know what you should do



But you just can’t bring yourself to walk away. You’re torn between the hopeless romantic within you — the one who pushes you to follow your heart and fantasizes about a future together — and your rational side, who keeps you up at night tormenting you about all of the wrongs in the relationship.



You stay stuck in that cycle



A speeding train with no other fate but a sublime crash. Enjoy the ride, you tell yourself. Everything will work out in the end, you lie to yourself.






Should you jump off the train? Disappear and lose that one person in the world who actually understands you? Accept your fate and spend the rest of your life alone?



And then you crash



And all you have left are the broken pieces of yourself and stolen memories of a relationship that will never be the same again.



But it’s not over…



Go back to the beginning and repeat. Again. And again. And again. Crash upon crash upon crash. Sorry, kids, there’s no happy ending here. Just the cold, brutal truth that life is unfair.



WE SAID THIS: “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.”