Succesful but lonely. Missing the one that got away.

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I'm 23, and I've never had a relationship, but there was a boy I loved for 5 years, I could not properly entertain him due to trauma. I have always been quite avoidant.

Today, during one of the few moments in my life where I genuinely wished I had someone to talk to because all the craziness from this pandemic, school, work, and other responsibilities have been so overwhelming, my friend gushes to me about their new relationship and once again makes me feel incomplete without a boy.

I have so much success but people really take the opportunity to make me feel inferior just 'cause I don't date. Why do we always have to compare? You can celebrate your joy without pointing out my shortcomings.

I don't agree with that mindset, but I do remember and miss that one guy very deeply and want him back.

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