I've met several women in my life and for the better or worse I've forgotten about all of them (including some bad experiences where I got screwed over). But there is one in particular from 3.5 years ago that I have struggled with from moving on from.
Long story short I met her at the wrong time in my life and sabotaged the relationship by not communicating my true feelings. If we met under different circumstances (like right now) I would have put a ring on it. But the timing was wrong. I also had something completely horrifying happen a few weeks after we split up and her response was "tough luck, you're an ex". She never reached out to reconcile or apologize after this happened. I finally forgave her in a well written email a few months ago.
Since then I've done several things to improve my life (new hobbies, improved career) and dated several other women including a 9-month relationship with a different woman. But I've yet to find the replacement.
Just curious, has anybody ever had a long-term "pining" experience for someone and how did you ultimately resolve it?