I Am Guilty

A beautiful woman looks sad because she believes she is guilty in falling for the wrong guyDear Jane,

First of all lots of love to you for the wonderful work of yours.

Your articles give me so much support.

Today here I am at this stage want to confess something which no one knows. I think you are the only person and your page where I can tell this dark secret of mine. I really need your help regarding this.

Here goes my story!!!

I entered med school as a very innocent girl, full of ambition and dreams. Met a guy from my batch. He approached me first. Did all things what a guy do to catch any girl's attention. That was the first time I fell for someone so hard.

He was my first love of course. But the reality was harsh. He was never committed for me. I found out he used to sex chat with other girls as well. I was so much in love with him that I didn't want to lose him at any cost.


Believing this I thought I will make him a better person and one day he would fall in love and commit to me.

I was so madly in love with him that I even went to the extent of sleeping with him. I laugh at myself now. I lost my virginity, my first dream kiss wasted on a boy who never loved me!

I was scared. I could not share this with anyone. He kept on ditching me. Finally the time came when we broke up. I was devastated. I could not study for my final exams and as a result I flunked. He cleared.

My one whole year wasted. I ruined my life myself. I repeated one entire year again. Cleared it.

During the second year of my MBBS course I met one of my seniors who was aware of my bad times. He supported me, guided me and helped me to overcome all this. I was lonely, heartbroken with one year wasted. He was the only person in my life who was there for me, who stood up for me during my bad times.

One day he proposed me. He loved me a lot. But I already heartbroken could not see love in him. I was deeply in love with the guy I met in 1st year. But with passage of time I moved on and forgot him.

During 3rd year of my course, i.e, last year, I met another guy...again the same story goes..texting, chatting, chasing games. We started hanging out. He seemed to be into me. He too helped me in studies. Seemed to be a decent guy. However people alerted me about him that he is not good as he flirts with every girl and then make fun of them in front of his friends.

Assuming all this as rumors I kept being friends with him. He used to accept gift from me. He never ever gifted me any thing. All these things never mattered to me. What started bothering me was that he never used to invite me with his friends, never introduced me to them as his girl (after we started going around).

Earlier we used to go out for movies that too we both used to go dutch. Later on our hang out became limited to his flat only and then making out with him. A soon as we were done he used to say that he had got some work to do or he had to go somewhere...all these behavior started disturbing me.

Our fights increased. He started shouting on me.

He told me he can't commit and he would marry according to his parents' wish. I waited for him one whole year hoping that one day he might change. I did the same mistake what I did in 1st year.

I tried to change him. I wanted to make him commit.

I prayed all day and night. Hoped for some miracle to happen. His shouting became severe. He started taking me for granted. I was again miserable. We broke up this January 2014. He called me psycho, impatient and told me that if he'll stay with me he would have to see a psychiatrist. But i am not a psycho. He didn't understand my love for him. And I am not impatient.I waited for him for one whole year.

My friend who supported me last time is still with me. standing by my side. After knowing all this he is still in love with me. But the fact is I consider him as a friend. But I don't want to hurt him. He never left me.

I don't know how to handle this situation. I am not over this guy. I keep on updating my fb status so that he could read and understand how much in love I am.  And I miss him so much. I cry at night.

In my prayers I ask god why can't he return back to me. I blocked him from fb, deleted his contact. Still can't get over him. Even after knowing that he never respected me. Even after one month he didn't call me to ask how I am doing. Still I miss him. I cry so much.

On the other side my friend who is always supporting me is still ready to be in relation with me. He says he doesn't want any commitment from me and he would wait for me.

I am so much frustrated as what to do.

I don't want to hurt his feelings as I don't love him. I take him as a good friend. Even now he is supporting me so much. I don't want to use him as a rebound.

I am in final year of my course now. I have finals after 6 months.

Plz help me Jane. I am guilty. I committed stupid mistakes. What should I do?

I am an emotional fool. I trust people so badly and then they leave me devastated. I met a guy..fell in love..he left me! Another guy who is my friend loves me but I don't love him. I consider him as a friend. Third guy I met did the same thing. Used and left me.

I am again devastated. I can't share all this with anyone. No one will be able to understand what I am going through. I have crossed all limits. I don't know what to do next.

When I see him at school I feel so sad. He doesn't talk to me. I am unable to forget him. Please keep my identity secret. I know only your kind words could give me relief.

Thank you.


My response:

You're not guilty, S. You're human!

You're a beautiful woman who's learning about life and love and finding out that giving your heart away to someone who isn't worthy of you can hurt so painfully.

I've learned everything I've learned the hard way, S, and I completely relate to what you're saying here.

But being so hard on yourself and beating yourself up like you are, condemning yourself like this with such harsh judgment, isn't what you deserve. You deserve grace and love and forgiveness for being so human! We all have our regrets. We all have things we so wish we could do differently. But we all do the best with what we know at the time.

Shake all this judgment and especially this self-judgment off you, S. You don't deserve any of it. These guys who left you and treated you this way and put all the blame on you aren't the ones for you. They're doing the best they can with what they know, and that's why they didn't handle it very well either.

There are other ways to end relationships that leave both people in high esteem, but when we don't know how to do this or we haven't had this modeled for us, or we don't have the support we need, we can behave in pretty extreme ways. It's never personal, it's always about two people being on two different pages and wanting different things.

You think you need these guys to move on, to get over them, but you don't, S.

You can do this on your own by accepting the reality of what really went on here - that you were saved from getting any more involved with someone who wasn't right for you in the ways that you need to be compatible with someone in a real relationship that's loving and giving and caring and all about what real love.

It's not about all this drama, all this other stuff that it seems to be. That's just our programming, our belief system, our stuff that has nothing to do with real love, the kind you're looking for and what you deserve.

We're all hurting little boys and girls deep down, S.

Even as we walk around like adults and pretend to not show our true hurts, they always come through either when someone loves us or when they leave us.

These behaviors elicit so many feelings in us that we don't even realize are there until we experience them. And then it's as if the only person who will ever love us is leaving us, so of course we're desperate to keep them with us and get them back when we believe that story.

But it's not true!

And this new guy, your friend, if you're honest with him, then what he chooses to do with your honesty and the page you're on is up to him. You're not responsible for him, you're only responsible for yourself and being honest and upfront with where you stand, the rest is his to decide and choose what that looks like for him.

You can do this, S; you can have all those feelings you feel, have all those tears and cry until they've flown into every part of you that feels so broken and cracked.

Let them heal you.

And then, when you're ready, in your own time, pick yourself up and dust yourself off. There's a beautiful woman in you that's got her whole life ahead of her. There's so much there. There's such a richness of love to be given to someone truly deserving of you and not one moment before you know someone is worth your you. You're not the begging kind, you're the loving kind.

Take some time for you, explore your own beautiful life, and let everyone else find what they're looking for.

You're not what they say; you're who you know you are, deep down, you know exactly all that you are, and all that you have to offer someone who's worthy of you! And until you know this for sure, S, don't give any part of yourself away. You deserve to be loved the way you love; no more settling for crumbs.

This is your life!



What do you think? Do you have any thoughts, words of encouragement, or advice for our beautiful friend, S? Share them with us in the comments!


  1. Devi says

    S - You need to heal your fractured sense
    of self & what you are worth. Then you will see
    the love of your dear friend as something to build
    a shared life with. Not these immature losers.

  2. michael says

    As soon as the guy that supported you decides to get on with his life, finds another woman to loves that loves him in return you will finally realize how much you loved him. It will be too late, he will have moved on.

    And from a guy that has been in the same situation please do not try to pursue him then. Let him have his happiness.

  3. Layla says

    Firstly, you are not the first or the last woman to fall for a guys lies. In fact, what happened to you was completely normal and unfortunately, is something many woman have been through. HOWEVER, it does not mean it was right, does not mean it will not hurt and it shatters your self confidence when you have to face the reality of it.

    You are obviously in the position to attract men, so that in itself should be your reason to keep trying to find the right man. You are dedicated to your studies and despite missing one year, you overcame your circumstances and you pushed yourself to succeed - that is an achievement.

    You were able to refocus, meet new guys and continue friendships, which tells me that you are stronger than you give yourself credit for!
    Accept those three things - you are attractive, you have achieved great things and you are strong.... those are qualities that cannot be taken away from you and they are qualities that a good man is going to love about you!

    I am sorry you have been hurt by these men in your life, but the worst thing you can do to yourself is carry the guilt of your choices around with you. At the end of the day, you made a choice to follow your heart and yes, you got hurt in the process. But that is what falling in love is like - kissing some nasty frogs before we find the one :)

    No man is worth your heartache, no man is worth your tears, no man is worth being chased if he is not prepared to chase you... and believe me - I have been there too! I know you want closure and I get that you miss this guy but, what you do not see now, is that these things get better and he does not. I suggest writing a letter to him, with all the feelings you have inside of you and burn the letter. Some times it is better to walk away from the situation, that confronting the person - listening to the lies and running back out of fear. The hard reality is that there is a reason he left and one thing I learned - is it is not always about us but, maybe where he is in his life.

    As for the guy who is in love with you but, who you consider a friend. Again, I have been in that situation and no, it is not nice when you know in your heart you cannot feel the same way back. I think making your boundaries clear to him is important and how he chooses to deal with that, will be his choice. Keep the friendship, build the friendship and if right now he is making you happy (even as a friend) then surround yourself with him. You never know what can happen in the future, takes this situation for what it is now.

    You said you have 6 months left of this course, that is 6 months until you reach a HUGE goal in your life. Medical school is NOT for the faint at heart and yet YOU have done it - CONGRATS! Keep striving to full fill the things in your life that make YOU happy. List your goals/dreams and start working towards them... with friends/family and sometimes alone. You never know when the right man will come along but, in the meantime... love the one person who deserves it the most - YOU YOU YOU!!!!

    Do not lose faith in finding someone but, rather have faith in finding yourself right now. Learn from the lessons life handed to you, focus on what you really want and do not settle for 2nd best.... as you are better than that!

    All the best for your future:)

  4. Maris says

    Very tough S. Your situation.
    You shouldn't feel ashamed or guilty, it happend.
    It happend to me with the same guy(my first big love)
    The thing is S. I thought it was "love" to.
    This drama, waiting...dreaming.
    But it's not ! Love does not hurt or make you feel like your
    Worth nothing. Love is kind.

    I can only say enjoy your life go do happy things or activities that make you calm
    . Focus on you and your school!

    And ask yourself what made you attract these kind of guys and
    How to not make same choice in the future... (Talk to some one or read books about it)
    Maybe you will discover something...

    I would really not advice you to jump in another relationship with this guy that loves you
    Already . Maybe tell him what you are going to do and explain why. He will make his own choice.
    So when your heart is over your ex it will be ready for a new love/fresh start.

    Good luck!

  5. irish says

    brief and concise!!

    i hate hearing those story i believe nobody deserves to be treated like this .. guy like these is called psycho not you..in tagalog ang mga kababaihan ang sumbungan ng mga kasinungalingan ng mga kalalakihan because ladies are full of love in our hearts..your not guilty your just inlove i salute you !!

  6. Devi says

    Ladies & Gents: Lo Lankford has written a truly
    excellent post on this very situation. Please check it out
    immediately! Love, Devi

  7. Devi says

    It's called '5 Signs Your Relationship Is Taking
    A Toll On Your Mental Health'. There is also an
    excellent book called 'Get Rid Of Him' which helps
    identify the different types of undesirable partners
    we need to avoid. Cheers!

  8. Nina says

    If she keeps foolishly falling for bad boys and resents a committed guy, pergaose conmitment is not what she wants at this time. She knows she is supposed to want a steady and committed guy with her head, but her heart is telling her otherwise.Well, if this is the case, she should accept the reality and stop pressuring non-committal giys for cimmitment. If she loves them just the way they are oerhapse they are ment to ne that way and she can't change it.

  9. PETER says

    Wow, i remember my first LOVE - almost like the one explained by our friend. You give all you have as it is your first experience in a relationship, yet the other person has been around the block. It could be that they have been hurt and now they are holding the trump card and using you. At the very end, they have got what they wanted out of the relationship and leave you in the air(hanging). All I can tell you - accept the fact that you have been done in - dust yourself off and slowly take it one day at a time. When life throws Lemons at you - make lemonade out of it. Please do not give all at the beginning of a relationship. You need to suss the other person out and do not make him/her think that they are the only person that can make you happy. Make it known to them that you are complete and that they do not complete you. Also - happiness comes from within, do not look for it out there. Take care....

  10. Kate says

    Good luck with your school. I am proud of you for sticking it out, especially after flunking that first time. That took a lot of courage, strength and patience to go back and redo that year. Good for you! Never give up on your dreams. The right guy is going to love you and support all of your efforts. I think when you are both ready you will find each other and it will be wonderful.
    Best to you:)

  11. browneyedgirl says

    Hi to all! I dated someone 4 months ago that ended after a couple of months. He had recently broke up with his girlfriend of 2 + years. This made me hesitate originally about going out with him. It ended as he said he didnt know what he wanted and
    didnt want to hurt me. Which I admit it did. We still remained friends as we have several friends in common. I havent seen him since them until a last week. We did however text occasionally. Just idle chit chat. Wouldn't hear from him for a while after. Last week we texted for a while and the next morning he asked what I worked that week. I work 2 jobs, schedule changes constantly. He hasn't asked me that since we were dating..I responded and then nothing. I was frustrated and deleted all his texts and said forget it..that evening he asked me if I wanted to grab a drink and I said I couldn't. I wasnt dropping everything to go. I wasnt doing anything but thats besides the point! I figured if he was serious I would hear from him again. That weekend i was at friends house..him and his sister showed up. We talked. Nothing major. It was nice to see him but no butterflies, which im learning is ok:).we all left the same time and he called. Which I about fell over. He never called before always text and he asked me what I worked and then asked me out. I was hesitant but knew it seemed sincere. I am going out with him tomorrow and very curious to see how he is with me. He was always good to me but he seemed different but in a good way. More confident which intrigued me. My question after writing this novel is am I making a mistake or just seeing if we are on the same page? It doesnt feel like it did before. I know thats because I have changed the way I think and feel about not rushing into anything. I would love to know your thoughts Jane!
    Thank you

  12. browneyedgirl says

    Not trying to be insensitive to you at all..you are stronger than you know. I know it doesnt seem like it now. To accomplish medical school within itself is amazing. When we give our hearts away so easy. Its usually because we are missing something within..instead of worrying or giving this guy anymore of your precious time. Put all of that into you. In the last 6 months thats what ive been doing. Yet i still question myself. We all do. I think that is how we know we are changing our behavior.There is something to be said about loving yourself. When you realize your worth it speaks volumes. You
    will succeed in what you truly love yourself and trust yourself. I know what it feels like to have a friend that you never thought of that way. Maybe thats why we go through what we do to see someone so true standing in front of us. That already knows and loves your true beautiful self!

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