I used to use this website all the time and let me tell you, it was a godsend, apart from all my friends and family. Dave wrote in not long ago and actually he and i used to write in here at the same time. I'm glad that he, like I, has recovered.
It happened a year and a half ago and I am now writing a book about it which I hope to co-write with my best friend. Otherwise it will be my own project. I'm 27, we dated for 8 months and though that's not a long time it was a roller coaster of a relationship and an even worse break-up.
I got through it, and I came out with with a stronger character for it. I can say now that I'm glad I went through what I did and I'm looking forward to the future.
The ex and I met in Japan. I spent two years there. When we broke up i hated the place and leaving helped me to get over him. I went to the U.K. and travelled and for the first time in ages met a guy I was attracted to. What a magical moment. That was about a year after we split. Anyway, it didn't work out with this other guy either, we never dated, just became friends, and now I'm back in Australia. On the way back home, I visited Japan and I fell in love with the place again. I had come a full circle and was so proud of myself.
Whatever you think now, in your darkest of dark moments, no matter how much pain you are in, know this. YOU WILL MOVE ON. YOU WILL BE STRONGER.