by Conscious Reminder
“A mighty pain to love it is,
And ’tis a pain that pain to miss;
But, of all pains, the greatest pain
Is to love, but love in vain”
I am pretty sure that not many of you would be a stranger to this experience. Of having loved someone with all your heart and yet not being loved by them.
Maybe they did try to love you, but you knew that their feeble attempts were nowhere near what you felt for them and it just made the whole thing a lot worse.
Loving someone so deeply that you can’t let go even though you know there is no way for you to be loved like that in return, is one of the worst things that can happen to someone, mentally and emotionally.
It may hurt to let go, but, sometimes, it hurts even more to hold on.
It can cripple you in more ways than one. It cuts deep and leaves you depressed, wondering if there is hope for you.
It wreaks havoc on our nerves and we can’t truly recover from the situation even though years might have passed.
It might sound overdramatic but when you have loved a person so intensely that you were willing to go to hell for them, moving on is not exactly the easiest thing for you to do.
Yes, with time, the love you had for them vanished because you learned to love others or accepted that it wasn’t meant to be.
Yet, you can never be entirely neutral in their presence and this shows that you have not moved on.
“What do you do when the one person you want comfort from the most is the one who caused your pain?
How can I want so desperately for him to wrap me up in his arms but also want so much for him to leave me alone.”
Even though it is not love that you experience when you see them, it is powerful enough to make you feel like there is an empty space in your chest.
No, this is not a feeling of rejection or forlorn love. It is nothing really.
It just is, it exists to remind you that this person once meant the world to you, and now they are a stranger and that’s how life goes.
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