Unrequited Love

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Registered: 10-27-2011
Unrequited Love
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Fri, 10-28-2011 - 12:34am

I fell for someone that I really like. We work together and became friends first. We get along and have a fun time every time we meet and do things together. We also have a lot in common. I tried to ignore all the signs at the beginning but eventually became

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Registered: 05-15-2009
Fri, 10-28-2011 - 12:31pm
I think you should tell her how you feel and ask that she respect your feelings and give you the space you need to get over her.

There are some good tips in this new article on how to handle a break up without having a breakdown: http://www.ivillage.com/breakups-can-lead-depression/4-a-396094?ice=iv:mb:msg:js

Even though you weren't "dating," what you're going through is similar. I think some of these tips might help.

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Registered: 10-27-2011
Sat, 10-29-2011 - 1:22am
Thanks cmjenas for your reply and the article link. I think I need to let go of my feelings and not let my depressive mood linger too much. These are helpful tips.
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Registered: 02-13-2010
Sat, 10-29-2011 - 2:32am

I read your article and thought it could have been written by me. I experienced exactly the same last year.

I was doing a course at an adult education centre and the teacher and we got very friendly. She was petite, blonde and had the most sexy French accent and I was smitten with her from the start. She befriended me and would talk to me about problems in her life and she was very unhappily married. One evening when we were alone she told me she loved me. She started getting very tactile with me and we started going out for drinks and to the cinema etc. She'd sometimes phone me in tears because of what her husband had said to her and would say 'I love you' just before the call ended.