Pining for People Who Do Not Exist

When you pine over an ex, you are missing someone who no longer exists. You long for the person they used to be, the one who was younger, kinder and more loving. Partition your addiction in two:

  1. Your longing that your ex not have changed.
  2. Your longing that your ex still be with you, even as they are now.

You then have two smaller more manageable addictions to deal with. It may also help to realise that wishing for your lover back the way they used to be is literally, utterly impossible. You might as well wish that water flowed up hill.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)