Maggie’s in the hot seat today and her theme is First Heartbreak
I’m going to use Maggie’s guideline questions, so here goes:
How old were you when you had your first heartbreak? (For some it might be well into adulthood and that’s fine, too!)
I was a late starter, but I think the worst was when I was about 20 and the boyfriend of the time went back to his fiance. So much for me getting up early on a Sunday to show support on the pitch when he played football.
Who broke your heart – first names only?
Do you remember how the breakup happened?
I heard a comment from a so called friend of his and asked him outright. At least he didn’t lie any more.
Did you have a ring or token of your love? Did you return it?
Nope. I had been engaged to someone when I was 18 and returned the ring when we split because of his drinking, but he didn’t break my heart.
Did you think this was true love?
In hindsight, not a chance.
Did you play any sad songs to soothe the pain? If so, do you remember the name of the song?
If you were an adolescent, were your parents sympathetic or were they of the “it’s only puppy love” school of thought?
My sister was flaunting her new engagement ring the day I was dumped. My Dad was wonderful and brought me tissues and a hug as I cried in my room.
How long did it take you to get over it all?
I didn’t date for months, but not because I was getting over him. I was angry when I realised how much he’d duped me.
Do you remember this person fondly or is it someone you prefer to forget?
No and I never saw him again after he dumped me.
After all was said and done, was it for the best or did you remain longing for a love lost?
He did me a favour and I have no idea if he married his fiance or not as his circle of friends were certainly not mine. I can’t even remember how we met.
I think you are fortunate it did not work out, but I know that is not how we think at the time. I am so glad your Dad was there for you. I know that meant a lot.
Dad always was. I was lucky to have him.
Wonderful post, Di. Thanks for sharing.
My answer is simple: my heart was never broken by a boyfriend because I married my first boyfriend and we have been happily married for the past 50 years.
However, my heart has been broken by the passing of loved ones, harsh and unforgivable words said by a friend, estrangements with family members. Some of those have been quite harsh and very hard to take, but we go on. What choice to we have? ❤️
Congratulations on your golden wedding anniversary!
Losing our pets has broken our hearts, and the holes are still there, just not so big, but never heal. Family is very hit and miss, but I can deal with that.
Thanks, Di! 50 years is mind-blowing. Where has the time gone?!
Hubby and I have been together 33 and married 31. I know what you mean!
Thanks for joining in Di. It is a miracle our hearts heal from broken promises and lies.
I’ve certainly had my fair share of those. As I said, I was a late starter and made a load of mistakes after that!
Rather terse, and I c an fully understand why…
Thanks John. Long time ago now.
Brought back memories…. Glad you dodged that bullet!