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Accept and Move on.

Sometimes things aren't planned according to you. It’s fine, just move on.

By Ar. Amogh DalviPublished about a month ago 3 min read
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My Path to Healing and Acceptance

This is my story:

The journey through the maze of one-sided love was a beautiful song of optimism, heartbreak and acceptance.

It all started with the promise of connection and an excitement of anticipation, as so many love stories do. I was drawn by the charm of a person who sparked something deep inside of me. In my darkest moments, their presence was a lighthouse, and I devoted my entire being to fostering what I felt to be a shared bond.

This was a 5 year journey as it all incurred in my college. All the late night talks, numerous sleepless nights, listening to music together, completing assignments as a group, going on vacations, trips, you name it all. Yet the funny thing is there was never a confession.

However, as time unfolded its fabric, the unpleasant reality became obvious, similar to swallowing a sour pill. Even though I exposed my shortcomings to them and lavished them with love, their heart remained distant, protected by boundaries I was unable to overcome. With every unfulfilled act, my soul was reduced revealing pieces of crushed hopes.

Finally with enough courage in my final year of college, I confessed and was heartbroken immediately as the person was seeing someone else.

Time of Healing,

I felt so alone and lost. I didn't know what to do or how to feel better. But instead of giving up, I decided to spend time alone and think about everything. I realized that I needed to love myself first before expecting someone else to love me.

It was hard, but I slowly started to feel better. I learned a lot during this time. I learned that it's okay to be sad and it's okay to cry. I also learned that I shouldn't change myself for someone else to like me. I should love myself just the way I am. I started setting boundaries for myself and stopped trying so hard to make someone like me.

I took comfort in the embrace of isolation when I was at my lowest. I withdrew into the self-reflection cave and faced the monsters that were hiding in the corners of my mind. The fundamental truth that would set me free was revealed to me there, among the echo of my own voice: love, in its purest form, understands no bounds or limitations.

As time passed, I began to heal. The pain didn't go away overnight, but it got easier with each day. I realized that I was stronger than I thought. I stopped blaming myself for what happened and started to accept it.

I emerged from the heartache cocoon, strong and reborn, as the seasons changed and the scars from the past started to heal. I came to appreciate the beauty of change, realizing that love is a dance of passing moments caught in the fine strands of memory, just like life has its own growth.

Now, I feel grateful for everything I went through. It taught me important lessons about love and life. I know now that love isn't about getting someone else to love you back. It's about loving yourself and being happy with who you are. I've learned to appreciate myself more and to be kinder to myself.

I want to tell anyone going through something similar that it's going to be okay. It might feel like the end of the world right now, but it's not. You are strong and you will get through this. Take your time to heal and don't be too hard on yourself. Remember that you deserve love and happiness, and it will come to you when the time is right.

I am strong now, having survived one-sided love, and I am a living example of the unbreakable spirit that each and every one of us possesses. I have learned to love myself fiercely, unapologetically, and without reservation, knowing that the greatest love of all is the one that begins within.

Thank you.

SchoolTeenage yearsSecretsFriendshipFamilyEmbarrassmentDatingBad habits

About the Creator

Ar. Amogh Dalvi

Writer, Architect, "It's Ok to be Unhinged, everyone is special".

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