It has been quite a long time since I have posted here but I will tell all of those who do not know me, I have been through it all and this is the place to come....**A small warning to those who's hearts are broken and nowhere close to healing.... do not go on your FIRST instinct. It is usually wrong.**
You must remember this...no matter what your situation, no matter how bad....or how insignificant....there are things you can NOT do to get them back...
How many people out here have done things that seemed like a great idea, yet did not turn out as expected. ( I.E. Calling, meeting them out unannounced, cards, letters, IM's etc etc. )?? We have all done it because we are too hurt and let our broken hearts take over instead of our brains. I have done it myself. Trust me.....it hurts more when you do something of the best intension and it only gets thrown in your face later as manipulative and deceiving.
If you have had a situation where you hear the words, "Let's break up", "I think we should date other people", "It's not you, it's me", or any other line out there....you have to use your head..not your heart ( for now).
If your arm was broken, would you try to rely on it to arm wrestle?? ..NO!! it would hurt so much worse than what it already was. Silly analogy, but it works.
If someone wants space, give it to them.....and I mean completely. No calls, no letters, no ANYTHING....YOU DO NOT EXSIST....period!
If you think dieting is hard or quitting smoking.....try staying completely away from someone you LOVE with all your heart....if you can do it, you will me so much stronger in the end. Do not let the thought of, "But if I don't see them, or contact them, they will forget me, or move on." Stop over romanticising. Let nature take it's course. YOU CANNOT CHANGE WHAT WILL HAPPEN...BUT....you can however INCREASE your odds by NOT DOING THE THINGS THAT PUSH EX lover's away.
Example: "I will call her and talk just to check on her.." You call and she is NOT there, because she is out....." You will drive yourself NUTS wondering what she is doing and who with. DON'T punish yourself !! You will continue to fall into the void you have already created.
Letters and e-mails are a big no no. You have to be firm with yourself. Don't do it. It will not be seen like a "Sleepless in Seattle" moment...It will only push the person further away because you are not giving them what they want. Give them all the time they want. ALL OF IT! Even if you don't see or hear from them in months...DON'T do it.
Again, I will stress how awful it feels when you do something you feel is right and it backfires. You end up beating yourself up more because your heart was telling you how sweet the gesture, or idea yet you didn't think clearly enough to look at the BIG PICTURE. Man, does it hurt. Trust me..they very rarely see an act as a positive thing no matter how good it sounds or seems to you.
Alcohol, drugs, or anything like this is a big no no!!!! You end up making them RUN AWAY!!!. They will not feel sorry for you, they will usually look at you patheticly and say "Thank gawd we are broken up" or you get drunk and decide to call because your numb and a mystery "someone" answers the phone. DO you like to torture yourself? Well I don't whatsoever.
In short, don't do anything...give them space.....give them time....
REMEMBER THIS: If you do nothing....you cannot screw ANYTHING UP. If you do something....it could be the very thing that pushes them away even more than they already are.....I wish you all the best in getting what you need and deserve.....Just be honest with yourself NO MATTER what..