The only woman I ever loved has married another man
Dear Brendan Dear Bel HOW can I get over the regret of never telling my first (and only) love when I had the chance how I felt – now that she has recently married?
I thought I had resolved these issues when she moved abroad and met her future husband, but seeing pictures on Facebook and talking to her I realise I’ll always love her.
We met a decade ago as students. I was immediately attracted but decided not to pursue those lustful feelings, thinking they would be fleeting, and that I would be attracted to other girls as well.
Initially, that worked and we became close friends. It was only at the end of that first year and the start of the second that my feelings turned to love. My sense of great happiness and serenity in her company is still unique. I always compared new dates with her – which then ended badly.
I regret never making the most