From Our Readers: Please Don't Come Back
Remember that moment you approached me for the very first time? I attended the first service in church, and was taking down notes with my phone when your text message suddenly flashed onscreen. I thought for a moment that my phone was broken because notifications are not supposed to show up when you're on Do Not Disturb mode. Your number wasn't even on my contacts list, so I didn't really know who you were. I had to ask. You kept ignoring my question, but I outsmarted you. I saved your number as Unknown and then I opened my Viber. I saw your profile which had you and your girlfriend's photo as the display image.
Over time, we sent each other messages so often. We became good friends and we decided to meet. Surprise, surprise. You told me to meet you to clear things up, to discuss the unspoken thoughts about what's been happening in your relationship. I agreed because I know you. I feel like you were lost in your relationship because I've been listening to you for a while. The moment of the meeting came, and you just told me you broke up with her.
Days went by and we were getting along fine, more than friends even. Since you told me you broke up with her, I allowed myself to drown in your love. I believed you, I believed every single word you said—even when a friend of mine told me that you were seeing and with other girls. Even though I was full of hesitations, I ignored those rumors and I held on to what you told me, because I know for a fact that you are a Christian and that we are on the same page regarding our faith. But it turned out that I was wrong. I saw your girlfriend's post on social media and you were in it.
You lied to me about your breakup. You were flirting with me while you were still in a relationship with her. You didn't know how many times I have let myself be broken just to be with you.
Now that you're coming back again, I'm so sorry but I can't let myself feel deceived again. I have a choice and I am choosing to leave you and your frantic heart. Know that I will, most of the time, love you and that I will always pray for you no matter what. May you find the true love that you need.
And please stop cheating. Go easy on girls, take them one at a time and take your relationship seriously. Having so many girls in your life won't result in a happy life, especially cheating on so many different girls at the same time.