Throwback Thursday: Lost Love

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?
Not saying. 

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.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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13 Responses to Throwback Thursday: Lost Love

  1. Maggie says:

    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.

  2. Maggie says:


  3. 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? ❤️

  4. Lauren says:

    Thanks for joining in Di. It is a miracle our hearts heal from broken promises and lies.

  5. John Holton says:

    Rather terse, and I c an fully understand why…

  6. murisopsis says:

    Brought back memories…. Glad you dodged that bullet!

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