I genuinely thought my first boyfriend was "the one." Unlike a lot of exes of the respondents here, he was and still is one of the best people I know. Intimidatingly smart, ceaselessly kind, fantastic listener. When we broke up I thought I'd never be okay again. We didn't talk for a year.
Now, we are very close friends. We were decent together, but our personalities aren't very compatible for a host of reasons that are obvious now.
I had a couple of mediocre/shitty boyfriends since, so I was pretty down about it. But my current SO is, aside from a couple of bumps in the road, so much more compatible with me. He just has this incredible ambition and he makes me laugh all the time and treats me like a queen, and I know that even if we do break up--heaven forbid--I know that there's always hope for me.
Moving forward from heartbreak can be difficult, but let these stories serve as your proof that it will eventually happen.
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