Sometimes when I'm doing these posts, words just pop into my head and so I go with it.
Unrequited Love is love that is one sided.
I am embarrassed to admit that I have been in more than one such relationship...and no I was not the one being worshipped.
I remember long phone calls with my best friend who was also prone to unrequited relationships. We'd parse every look and word and tell each other "don't worry, soon he'll see how fabulous you are."
I wish I could go back and smack both of us. Hard.
Sure, not everyone falls madly in love at the same pace, but to give without anything in return is just foolish.
More importantly, why did we think we were so unlovable that we'd beg for scraps and hope that "someday" he'd notice?
Is this something that is perpetuated by TV and Movies? Or were we just stupid on our own?
What about you? Have you ever been in an unrequited love relationship? Were you the lover or the lovee? What finally got you to see the reality of the situation? Or did it actually work out for you?
P.S. My friend and I did eventually find wonderful husbands who love us the way we deserve (and possibly more than we deserve...).
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