I first heard the term "unrequited" when I was 13.
I had fallen in LOVE, for the very first time.
He was quite a bit older than I was....and I'm not exaggerating. I was 13; he was 29.
Obviously, that was a love that never came to fruition. Thank god.
Which brings me to my current issue..on-going now for, oh...almost 10 YEARS.
I was 19. I met this person quite by accident. I was in a committed relationship with someone else. Needless to say, that didn't last. This person overwhelmed me completely. In every sense of the word. I never saw him coming.
I am still hooked on this one man. One man who....is in my past, and will never be a part of my present. Or future.
Yet, he is always in my thoughts. I have to wonder why? Possibly because he was the "one" I felt that "got away"? The one that I measured, compared & held up every man to, since we met? The one that I dreamed of as a little girl...my "dream man" in the flesh.
No matter how much I might have "known" him at one time - you can never REALLY, fully KNOW someone completely.
He is not who I thought he was. Yet, he was the ONE for me..in these last 10 years. It scares me to think, if this man, who I thought the moon rose & set on, isn't what he seemed and was too good to be true; what hope is there for the rest of them?
Things to ponder.....