I'll call it "The Blind Side" break up. Basically we were together for 3 years and it never even crossed my mind that he is not happy. He always seemed so happy with me. And I was happy too. I loved him and I thought he loves me too since he said it milion times and proved it milion times more. Then one day, out of nowhere, he just said that he thinks he doesn't love me anymore and that I am not the one. That he has been thinking about it and trying to shake the feeling off, but that it wasn't getting better. He said it's nothing that I've done, that I am amazing, but that I am not what he wants. He assured me it wasn't no one else, that he just wants to be single.
It came off as a huge shock to me and my self-esteem was ruined completly. I keep thinking if maybe he told me sooner and we talked about it, maybe we could've fix it.
If he was the one writing here I am sure all of you would not blame him and would encourage him that he did the right thing, but why can't I just accept it and do the same too? I can't seem to move on without hating him. I'm having a battle between logic and emotions. How do I get my self-esteem back without thinking about him as a loser? I'm trying to be mature enough and to forgive and forget him, because I know he never meant to hurt me and that he feels like crap, but I simply can't. Do I have the right to be mad at him and think low of him? It's the only thing that helps me going through the day.
One guy here posted something similar that my ex would say and I just told that guy that he is a jerk, I couldn't give him a good opinion. It made me feel even wrose that there are people like my ex, and double worse that a lot of people posted positive opinions on that guy's question. I feel I can't have empathy when it comes to just "realizing your SO is not what you want" after years being together. I want to punch those people in their faces. And when people ask me about my ex I start trash talking about him.
Most Helpful Guy
The relationship I just ended was the exact same as this. You can call me a jerk all you want, and my ex is just as pissed at me as you are at yours, but being mad like this shows your immaturity. You're mad because you're being selfish and thinking that "he's such an asshole because he dumped me!" Have some empathy and realize that he tried his best to make the relationship work, and at least he had the balls to be honest and tell you. Imagine what would have happened if he stuck around to make you happy while he was miserable. Just because he hurt you and threw you out of your comfort zone doesn't give you the right to be mad. He did the right thing, now you need to accept his decision and swallow your pride. Like you said, he feels bad about it to, so at least try to have some understanding. Just because a relationship is perfect doesn't mean that the couple in it are perfect for each other. I learned that recently. Just ask yourself this: what if he never told you about any of this and continued to just go through the motions of the relationship? Would you feel even worse? I'm not trying to glorify him, and I'm sure he has faults as well, but learn to accept the decision instead of lashing out simply because you're hurt.0
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I'm on day 3 of my break up where I was also blind sided. We weren't together as long as you two were... Only 7 months but it still hurts regardless and is the worst breakup of my life so far. I'm struggling just as much with self esteem. But I'm telling myself that this has to happen and I have to go through this pain in order to find my right man. My ex just wasn't my right man even if I thought he was. There is someone better out there who will appreciate me and love me even better. It's not the end of the road and you will find someone again. No need in being angry about your ex because he is human and can't help that he just doesn't feel the chemistry anymore. That doesn't mean anything is wrong with you! It means you are wrong FOR him and that you are in the wrong relationship. Your right fit is still out there. But your ex wasn't that right fit.
Journaling has helped me a lot as well as forums like loveshack. com and enotalone. You can consider those options for helping you cope. I am also going to start therapy tomorrow to help me so that is another option for you.0