Moving On

I was completely in love with this guy, Harry, and to this day I still am. We were best friends before we got together because there were other complications. He had a girlfriend and other girls wanted to ask him out. Well, when he broke up with his ex and turned down the other girls, I thought there was no way he would date me. But he asked me out about a month later and we were so in love. For more than a year we dated. In February, things took a turn for the worst. I found out that he had been lying to me about saying things. He had been telling guys at his school that I was easy, and the way for them to get things from me. Yet, I am not that way, and I do not have sex with people I just meet. I believe you have to be in a trustworthy relationship. Anyway, he denied it. It was only when I started to hear about it from random guys that I could not trust him. He and I broke up. It was a horrible break-up. I think he broke up with me for another girl, who he started dating three days after we ended. Then he began dating another girl that he is still dating, two weeks later. He began to drink and was having sex with random girls on different nights. I feel sorry for him because I have dated here and there, but I am perfectly content and happy with my life. He is becoming very distant and cold towards people. We do not talk to each other, although I am trying for a friendship because he was my best friend. Right now, though, I do not want anything to do with him because he is self-centered and thinks he can get any girl in the world. The sad thing is I want him back, but I know I will find a better person. But he was my first love and that is hard to beat. But what can you do except move on and hope for the best? I know if it's meant to be, it's meant to be.

— Justine, 18

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