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I really must be over him.

by Solstice22 on January 1, 2014   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

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I had a (former) sweetheart that took years for me to stop thinking that he'd come around again. You know, realize how great I was, start acting like a real sweetheart back to me. Be loving. Last year at Christmas, I took a chance and sent him a text, to which he warmly replied. It felt like my wish would come true.

But that was his only text. The months went on in 2013 and I tried to really let him go from my heart. But, darn, he is a Scorpio and they are so hard to forget. Sigh.

So, on his birthday this past November, I sent him another text. No reply.

Undaunted, I thought he'd contact me for my birthday. After all, he always did in the past.

Then, the most remarkable thing happened. I didn't even think about him on my birthday. Or Christmas. Or even tonight.....until AT posted her six about the teetotling guy. So similar to my guy and his non responses and I realized I hadn't thought of him, hoped for anything, or--anything! Yay, Yay, Yay. The Scorpio spell has been lifted and he can now just occupy that "reserved for fond memories" part of my heart.


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