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We sim­ply had dif­fer­ing views on life. I had my own ex­pec­ta­tions of the re­la­tion­ship, as she did, and com­pro­mis­ing just seemed too hard for ei­ther one of us each time, which re­sulted in a strained bond. Also, I’m the sort to want to set­tle down, but un­for­tu­nately, we weren’t on the same page, so we de­cided it was best that we stopped see­ing each other.” “If I re­mem­ber cor­rectly, the breakup wasn’t ugly and we still talked to each other oc­ca­sion­ally. I tried to keep an open mind. As much as I don’t fully un­der­stand love, I also don’t un­der­stand how peo­ple can be strangers again when they were once clos­est to each other.” “I was amazed at how much the both of us have grown up. It was al­most like I was hav­ing a meal with a child­hood friend. While we do check on each other on so­cial me­dia, we haven’t had any­thing like this din­ner. I can’t even re­mem­ber if we ever met as friends af­ter our breakup. But I wouldn’t call her a con­fi­dant; she’s more of a dear friend whom I once shared some­thing spe­cial with.” “There’s no one so­lu­tion to fix things, but as long as that per­son didn’t hurt you on a level that hurt your men­tal health, they’re still worth be­ing in your life. Ev­ery­one makes mis­takes and time heals ev­ery­thing. But if you think that not be­ing around that per­son will make you health­ier and hap­pier, then just don’t stay friends.

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