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So we decided to start over as best friends and see if we can be more in the future. Is this a good thing?

 

Here is our back story 

 

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Hey so I guess I could use the advice I gave you. She broke up with me. She wanted to keep her old life and I was a barrier in the way. I know how you feel. I'm so sorry. Me and her are trying the best friends thing as well. I'm not sure if it's a good or bad thing but it beats being without her. Wish you the best of luck.
-J

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I’m so sorry you have to go through the pain. I understand it completely. On my end, I admitted to him that I can’t pretend to be his friend/best friend. It hurts too much. I cannot fathom him telling me if he’s into another girl. We aren’t talking as of the moment. I’m giving him the space he wants. Hopefully by the end of the time we agreed on, he knows what he wants, hoping it to be me but I don’t really want to hope that much cause I don’t want to relive the pain. 

Hang in there. Some things happen for a reason. That’s what I learned. Stay strong. -L

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I know she’s taking it hard too but she’s much more silent and stoic about it. I don’t think she wants to be emotionally open to me because she knows I’ll pierce through.

I’ve had a history of depression and suicidal thoughts and honestly I live for this girl. She gives me purpose. Even if she moves on and marries another man and has children, I’ll always love her and hope she has the happiest life she can have. I’ve sworn off women, porn, everything. Even if the pain of her with someone else is there, I can’t just go away. I need her in my life. I still want to see her live her life and be happy and I’ll support her every step of the way. I love her too much to just walk away. Even if I die alone I’ll be happy knowing I did my best to give her the fullest life she can have. I just want her to be happy.

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I have found out that us men can be happy alone! So, don't panic. Sometimes we need a break from a significant other. A break can bring clarity and even reset a relationship if you decide to get back together.
So take some time man.

 

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I’m currently going through the same pain that guys are. I’ve cried like never before because she’s everything to me. I tried to make her change her mind but only ended up getting more crushed. If anyone reads this please give me advice on how to deal with this. 

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