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The one that got away - head v's heart


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What if you meet someone who u really really think is right for you, and they feel the same way...but because of whatever circumstances you can't be together?


Part of me knows that whatever the reason, if you really want to be with someone then you will. But in my heart I feel that if you really believe something is meant to be, it will happen. I don't believe in there being one person for everyone, but I do think that there are probably several people in the world that we are really well matched with... but you aren't going to meet them all are you?! I know I'm young but I don't think that in my lifetime I will connect with that many people!


Has anyone ever broken up with someone, or not got involved with them, only to realise months or even years later that they were "the one" for them? What are people's views on the subject?


p.s. sorry If I am rambling or confusing people, let's just put it down to withdrawal symptoms cos I'm not usually in on a Friday night!

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People find a bond all the time. I have connected with people but it's never really a TOTAL connection meaning everything is perfect. I don't think that is possible and if you wait for that, you will be waiting forever. But in one's lifetime, you do meet people (male and female) that you feel like "wow we share the same brain" because you always think of similar things at the same time and stuff like that.


In terms of relationships? I don't know. There is always gonna be something that doesn't quite fit but relationships are hard work anyway. People are all different, have different feelings, views, backgrounds, history, past situations etc.

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Hiya Ginger......I pasted this from another post. i don't know if you read it yet or not..but it's good.




The one that got away....





In your life, you'll make note of a lot of people. Ones with whom you shared something special, ones who will always mean something. There's the one you first kissed, the one you first loved, the one you lost your virginity to, the one you put on a pedestal, the one you're with... and the one that got away.


Who is the one that got away? I guess it's that person, with whom everything was great, everything was perfect, but the timing was just wrong. There was no fault in the person, there was no flaw in the chemistry, but the cards just didn't fall the right way, I suppose.


I believe in the fact that ending up with someone, finding a longtime partner that is, does not lie merely in the other person. I can actually argue that an equal part, or maybe even the greater part, has to do with the matter of timing. It has to do with you being ready to settle down and commit to someone in a way that goes beyond the little niceties of giddy romance.


How often have you gone through it without even realizing it? When you're not ready to commit in that mature manner, it doesn't matter who you're with, it just doesn't work. Small problems become big, inconsequential,they become deal breakers simply because you're not ready and it shows. It's not that you and the person you're with are no good, it just that it's not yet right, and little things become the flashpoint of that fact.


Then one day you're ready. You really are. And when this happens you'll be ready to settle down with someone. He or she may not be the most perfect. They might not be the brightest star of romance to ever have burned in your life, but it'll work because you're ready. It will work because it's the right time and you'll make it work. And it'll make sense, it really will. So that day comes when you're finally making sense of things, and you find yourself to be a different person. Things are different, your approach is different, and you finally understand who you are and what you want. And you've become ready because the time has truly arrived. And mind you, there's no telling when this day will come. Hopefully you're single but you could be in a long-term relationship, you could be married with three kids. It doesn't matter. All you know is that you've changed, and for some reason, the one that got away is the first person you think about. You'll think about them because

you'll wonder, "What if they were here today?" You'll wonder, "What if we were together now, with me as I am and not as I was?" That's what the one that got away is, the biggest "What if?" you'll have in your life.


If you're married, you'll just have to accept the fact that the one that got away, got away. Believe me, no matter how fairy tale you think your marriage is, this can happen to the best of us. But hopefully you're mature enough to realize that you're already with the one you're with and this is just another test of your commitment. One which will just strengthen your marriage when you get past it. Sure, you'll think about him/her every so often, but it's alright. It's never nice to live with a "might have been," but it happens. Maybe the one that got away is the one who's already married. In which case it's the same thing. You just have to accept and know that your memories of that person will probably bring a nice little smile to your lips in the future when you're old and gray and reminiscing. But if neither of that is the case, then it's different.


What do you do if it's not yet too late? Simple...find him, find her. Because the very existence of a "one that got aw

ay" means that you'll always wonder what if you got that one.

Ask him out to coffee, ask her out to a movie, it doesn't matter if you've dropped in from out of nowhere. You'd be surprised, you just might be "the one that got away" as well for the person who is your "the one that got away." You might drop in from out of nowhere and it won't make a difference. If the timing is finally right, it'll all just fall into place somehow and you know. I'm thinking, it would be a great feeling in the end, to be able to say to someone, "Hey you, you're the one that ALMOST got away."


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aww thanks ladybug....that really cheered me up! Do you have a "one that got away?!"


I guess I'm a romantic at heart so I really want to believe that is all true.


The the thing that got me thinking about it was this film I watched the other night, it was called "Before Sunrise" I think. Anyway it was all about two people who spent one night together and the film follows them meeting up years later through slightly strange cirumstances, it was really good!

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p.s. what do you think of the whole NC thing then? I am most probably deluding myself in even letting this cross my mind, but how do you think you keep the level of NC that allows you to get over someone while still leaving it open for them/you to get in touch one day if you need to?

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Hi, if you have to do NC you just do it, if you have to contact the other person then you (they) just do it.


Breaking NC is only worth it when both people clearly say they to give the relationship another chance and they both express they want to work on what went wrong, everything else is contact that will only set you back.

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