Thank you very much. This is the last text she sent me. It makes me feel quite guilty, and almost want me to say sorry and that I understand her… but when i look at the facts of how the relationship went, its all her perspective and zero from mine. While i can even understand how she could have been feeling this. She put so much stuff in her head that its making her crazy. I wasnt the perfect boyfriend but i sure as hell wasnt a bad one. I just feel lost and hope I wont ever blame myself thinking im a horrible person.Welcome aboard, Twist.
As more people view your posting, you're likely to get some lectures.. Don't let any of the 'pros' fool you. Any man with experience has been in your shoes (self-included).
The first thing I'd suggest is to write down all the qualities of this girl that you dislike. I recall being in your shoes and there's a reason for this. I'll explain in a few paragraphs.
When we over extend ourselves, this creates an emptiness within our core. "Emptiness"may not be the correct word. Actually the person that we over-invested with will fill that emptiness. It then becomes (for lack of a better phrase) an "emotional-cancer" that has filled our heart and mind. When we realize what is occurring, it's only natural to try to remove this 'poison.'
In the back of our minds, we recall that moment when everything seemed perfect. As men being fixers, we then think of ways to mend current problems and go back to simpler times. The problem is... the more that we compromise, the more depleted that we become. And that empty space will be filled by the other person. It's not a good or healthy cycle.
It's been a very long time since I was in your shoes, but I remember it well. This is probably not the advice that you want to read, but it's better to exit now than think about further ways to repair things. Because you've invested and made compromises, the initial aftermath will not be painless. You'll probably (speaking from my own experience) go through patterns of initial relief, and then missing her, blaming yourself, then anger etc... It won't be fun. But I can tell you that the longer you wait or prolong this relationship, the more painful it will be later on.
Above I mentioned writing down her bad qualities. Here's why. When you make that final break, you're going to experience a whirlwind of emotions. At first she may blow up your phone with attention getting games (accusing you of never caring etc..). Although this may anger you or you may feel this need to defend yourself, don't respond. And at some point, she'll stop sending messages. At some later point, you may begin to wonder about her. You might even end up missing her (but do not reach out). This occurs because we become more focused on their absence than remembering why we wanted out in the first place. Should this occur, look back on the page you wrote about her less than desirable qualities. You'll be glad that you did it.
I no longer spend much time posting on this forum. I wish you good luck. If anything I posted resonates and you need any further tips, you're welcomed to send a PM (e-mail) .
text from ex gf:
As much as I love you, I can't convince you if you don't believe me. I think when you think about it, you know yourself that I was the team player. I wanted to do everything together and communicate together. You were the one who wanted a life of his own. You were the one who thought of his own feelings, while I always thought of you first in everything I thought, said, or did. I've always fought for you. I've always stood by your side as your girl because that's all I really wanted to be. Your girl. But like I said, I can't force you to believe that. You didn't believe it then, why should you believe it now.
I find it hurtful that you say that I live in a fantasy and think only of my own feelings. That's just not true and if I had any reason to believe it is, I would admit it. But throughout this relationship, the biggest mistake I've made is not thinking enough about myself. Perhaps things would have been different.
I haven't said or thought a bad word about you. I have always and everywhere praised you to heaven. I have forgiven you for so many things because I saw the best in you. I was always the one who told you that you are better than all this, better than your behavior towards me. Even now I expect the very best from you. But your behavior towards me is simply not right, Twist, It's just not okay and I'm keeping my leg stiff on that. You're blind if you can't see that. How much you hurt me and how cold you are to me when all I wanted was your love. But your love only comes when you feel like it. It doesn't work that way. You have a relationship 24/7, not just when it suits you. When you get into a relationship, you decide to make your partner a part of your daily routine. Voluntarily. Not because you have to. But because you want to. You support your partner in difficult times and on bad days, even if you do not understand them or if it is not convenient. But I feel like I'm a burden to you. Like I force you to do everything and you don't do anything voluntarily. Most of the relationship all I hear is how I'm too much for you, too much for you to ask. This was not the case when we first met. I felt valued and loved. And you were loving and kind. Confident and you knew what you wanted. You wanted me. And ever since then I kept hoping that you would make me feel that way again. Since then I kept hoping that you would want me just as much again. That's all I wanted. But you indicated that this was too much trouble for you. You indicated again that I was too much trouble for you. In your eyes there will always be something wrong with me. There will always be something that makes me not worthy of your complete love. When it suits you and when my behavior is in line with your expectations of how I should behave, then you are loving. But when I'm "unreasonable" in your eyes, or when you don't feel like it at the moment, then I'm met with silence, harshness and icy behavior. It tells me enough that when I've been gone for a week, you plan something else with your friends the same day I come back. And even that I wanted to forgive you.
But I've forgiven you enough. I've been on your side enough. I have made enough excuses for your behavior and your words that have hurt me. You won't understand this now. You will now think that all you wanted was a little space and that I don't want to give it to you. I can only tell you that is not true. I really wanted to find a way and solution that works for both of us. However, it seems that this solution is not there. No matter what I do, I will always be too much for you.
There are still so many things I have to say to you. Do you think I want this? Do you think this is easy for me? But I also see in these words of yours that you do not realize how you behave towards me. How much your words and your behavior hurt me. I'm sorry that you still can't see that I have your best interests at heart. That I love you and miss you. That all I wanted was to be your girl.
But like I said, I can't force you to see that. I can't show you things you don't want to see. That is why you sincerely leave me with no choice but to say “I let you go”. This is not the choice I want to make, but the choice I must make. I hope you can understand that.
I'm letting you go to find out who you really are. Because I know you Twist. I keep repeating that you are better than this. You are better than your behavior towards me. But if you don't see that for yourself, I can never make you see it. That's why I'm letting you go. Because you hurt me too much and I have to choose myself too. Your behavior is just not okay and I don't deserve that.
Im letting you go so you can find out who you really are. Maybe not now, but later. I hope you find your happiness. I hope you find yourself. Who you really are. And I hope that one day you will see that I genuinely have your best interests at heart. I hope one day you understand what I mean.