Am I Supposed To Forgive You Or Walk Away Forever?

Am I Supposed To Forgive You Or Walk Away Forever?

I’ve come to a crossroads. I’m not sure whether I am supposed to forgive you for everything you have put me through in order to give myself closure and a permanent sense of peace — or whether I am supposed to ignore your calls, ignore your messages, ignore your existence.

I want nothing to do with you. I never want to hear your voice again, even if you are going to give an apology. I never want to see your face again, even if it is lined with regret. I never want to put myself in a position where you can hurt me, even if you swear you are not going to repeat your past mistakes.

The thought of you makes me sick. It triggers tears and a stomachache.

It would be easier to live without you than to confront the baggage you brought me. It would be easier to block your calls than to muster up the courage to talk to you. It would be easier to pretend you never existed in the first place than admit how much I miss you. And that is exactly what I have done.

I told myself ignoring you was for the best. I told myself I was doing the right thing. Most of the time, I still feel that way. Without you around, there is a weight lifted from my chest. I feel more comfortable than I have in a long time.

Besides, you were the one who screwed up. You were the one who hurt me. You cannot blame me for leaving when you pushed and pushed until I could not take it anymore. You could have set things right a long time ago, but you never did. You continued down a destructive path. That was your decision. That had nothing to do with me. There is no reason for me to feel guilty for walking away from such a toxic situation. There is no good, sensible reason for me to talk to you again.

Of course, my heart does not listen to reason. Even though you put me through hell, there are some days when I am tempted to reach out to you. On those days, I wonder whether it is unhealthy to pretend you never mattered to me. I could never trust you again, but could I talk to you again? Could I find peace with what happened between us?

I wish I could take my heart out of the equation. I wish I could erase the good times we shared. I wish I could force myself to stop caring about you for real instead of pretending not to care.

I don’t want to make a decision I end up regretting — but I’m not sure which path is the one that will lead to regret. Will I regret letting you back into my world? Will I regret it even more if you die without making up with me? Or am I screwed either way?

Most of the time, I know exactly what I want, but this time I have absolutely no idea. TC mark

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18 Outrageous Things That Can Lead to a Nervous Breakdown

The devil is in the details which is especially true when it comes to everyday habits. No, not to ours, but to the habits of others. We don’t notice a lot of bad things we do but we always see the things our friends, family members, colleagues, and strangers do. Such annoying habits make our eyes twitch!

Bright Side has found 18 people whose habits may drive you crazy.

1. “When my wife leaves her $900 iPhone on the edge of literally everything…”

2. “The way my roommate ate this pie I bought for Thanksgiving”

3. How hard is it to put back what you didn’t need?

4. You want the towel because your hands are wet but you can’t take one because guess what? Your hands are wet!

5. There’s only one answer.

6. “How my wife opens a box of tea”

7. “People with xenon headlights”

8. “My local theater gave free popcorn. This is how some people repaid them.”

9. When someone doesn’t like the crust:

10. “I didn’t have milk so I decided to eat cereal with ice cream.”

11. Who would do this to that marker?

12. “The way they cut my pizza”

13. “My co-worker’s desktop”

14. When someone does this for an entire song:

15. How can you unsee this?

16. “I’m dating either a genius or a psychopath.”

17. A woman put her feet on an airplane ceiling where the air conditioning was.

18. Why would you even do that?

What things do you find unacceptable when it comes to other people’s behavior? Tell us in the comment section below.

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24 Why-Oh-Why Situations Most of Us Have Been In

Despite the fact that all people in the world are different, there are a lot of situations where we act in incredibly similar ways — on social media, in the subway, at parties. Maybe you think that you are the only person who does these funny, weird, or even awkward things, but in fact, it’s not true.

Bright Side has found 24 examples of situations where you will definitely recognize yourself!

“My caption vs My boyfriend’s caption”

When someone proposed to you:

When someone you like says “Hello” to you and you try to answer without giving away your feelings:

“Me, after the smallest inconvenience.”

When you spend the night at your friend’s house and they forget to give you a blanket:

“When I see a dog, nothing can stop me!”

When I risk my job, my career, and my future for just 15 extra minutes of sleep in the morning:

Lost in translation

When tomorrow is your exam and you haven’t started studying:

When you are angry, but you still want ice cream:

“There are 2 different kinds of people when they see themselves…”

When you ask someone to take a picture and make it seem like you didn’t know you were photographed:

“Me helping my friends with their problems vs Me solving my own”

When I see myself on someone else’s Instagram page:

Me: “Okay, I feel motivated enough. I’ll come home, I’ll do the work, I’ll sort the stuff, make the plans, and be successful.”

Me (a little later):

“This is my wife when she’s not too happy about studying.”

“Are you awake?”

Me: “Yeah.”

Also me, after hitting send:

When you are trying to lose weight:

After watching a horror movie:

Retail therapy, or maybe not…

We have a different attitude toward the same presents with age.

Saturday night vs Sunday morning

When you are bored online and take your phone to see what’s on the other “smaller” internet:

When you try to run in your sleep:

Are you familiar with these situations? Tell us in the comment section below.

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23 Marvelous Things We Longed For as Kids, and Now We Can Get Them

Do you remember dreaming about what you’d do when you grew up? You’d eat pounds of sweets and bubble gum all the time, have all the toys, no prohibitions, and complete freedom. But only very few people can enjoy these simple things when they are adults. This article is about such people.

Bright Side has collected photos from the lives of adult people who, fortunately, still live like children.

23. “I can finally afford this!”

22. “Just got a new job working with Legos. My childhood dream realized — thought I’d share some photos.”

21. A staircase with a slide — everybody’s childhood dream!

20. “This is me and my new airplane. Flew it home yesterday and am still pinching myself!”

19. “Best impulse buy I’ve ever made!”

18. “In 1995 my great-aunt gave me a stuffed cat. It was my absolute favorite and I slept with it every night throughout my childhood. When she passed, we found out she had bought an identical cat and kept it in pristine condition for 2 decades. The years of love certainly left their mark.”

17. A Coca-Cola dispenser in a home kitchen

16. “Goldeneye 64 Watch Face. A childhood dream has come true!”

15. “Adulthood means getting a cake for no reason.”

14. “Never had one as a kid. Today is my birthday and my girlfriend made a childhood dream come true.”

13. “I thought we were supposed to have grown up by the time we got to college. I’m glad we haven’t.”

12. “Realizing a childhood dream tonight that I never knew I had.”

11. “Because I’m an adult, that’s why!”

10. “It was my childhood dream to own and play the piano. 28 years later this is what life had in store for me.”

9. “Childhood dreams coming true…a Weasley sweater!”

8. “I decided that being an adult was overrated…”

7. “I recently came into some money and decided to go to the Lego store and make a childhood dream come true.”

6. “We’re adults and we get to decide what that means.”

5. “Now I have this watch.”

4. “My boyfriend ordered 500 googly eyes for ’reasons’ and this is one of the first things he did.”

3. “Caught my husband red-handed…thought he was working out.”

2. “My brother really wanted to swim with his turtle.”

1. “I’m 62 years old and my favorite place at home is the trampoline room.”

Tell us about your childhood dreams in the comment section below.

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19 Social Ads That Scream, “We Need Change in This World”

Our planet is our home which is why all of us should take care of it. Unfortunately, many people often forget about this simple and obvious truth. Public service ads are probably one of the best ways to remind people why protecting the environment is extremely important. Of course, in order to make people interested in environmental safety, public ads have to be extremely powerful.

Bright Side invites you to take a look at these powerful public service ads. And at the end of the article, you’ll find an interesting bonus feature waiting for you.

A really illustrative powerful ad

Global warming is real.

This is what we do ourselves:

On the island of Sumatra, 663 million trees have been cut down to make palm oil for toothpaste.

Plastic ocean

Don’t dirty our beaches.

More and more animals are going extinct.

We need to stop being lazy.

Before it’s too late.

And the picture could have been perfect.

Would you buy this “seafood” at a supermarket?

And the process of restoring the forests takes decades.

Recycling is the way to solve the problem.

The entire planet is endangered every time we cut down a tree.

The sea can’t take it anymore.

This cannot work forever.

The more paper you save, the fewer trees we lose.

Rivers are life.

Don’t let them sink.

The plastic will outlive them.

Bonus: Cars that never got sold

Just look at the sheer number of cars that were produced but never got sold. They’re just parked in a place where forests used to be.

Which public service advertisement did you like the most? Tell us in the comment section below.

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25 People Whose Actions Can Drive Us Mad

“If only everyone were like me…” — how many times have you said this? We usually say such words when we see other people do things that prove they don’t care about anyone else. There are thousands of examples online proving that many people can only think about their own comfort.

Bright Side wants to show you 25 photos from people whose actions cannot be understood. Careful: even the calmest person can get really angry while looking at these!

“One of my flatmates opens their bread like this. I don’t feel safe anymore.”

“Uh, why is my sister’s degree underneath the car seat?”

“My wife systematically removed all cookie dough out of this chocolate chip cookie dough container…is divorce next?”

“Boss didn’t like the color of the chairs in the break room. So now we just don’t have chairs.”

“How my girlfriend doesn’t zip the resealable bag closed and puts the bag in upside down”

“This person who parked his car in between 2 gas pumps at a busy gas station while he went inside the convenience store”

This mouse

“The way my girlfriend just plugged her laptop in”

When you ask someone 2 questions and they reply with a plain and simple, “yes”

People, why do you do this?!

People that do this!! Why?

“5-hour flight…thanks.”

Someone made a nest in the bathroom.

“My fiancé has been doing this ever since I’ve known him, even though I assure him it takes the same amount of time to put it in the correct case.”

That’s right, obviously mismatched socks and flip-flops

Isn’t parking like this illegal?

“How my daughter leaves her toothbrush when she’s finished”

The air pockets on my friend’s phone

People who don’t wipe their feet

“How my wife opens cereal”

“Not only did my husband just place a new roll over the old one, he turned it the wrong way!”

My neighbors are good at parking.

The way my girlfriend places her laptop

Every time in any shoe store

“Doctor appointment at 8:20 am, currently 10:00 am, and still no sign of even a nurse.”

What are some things that other people do that annoy you? Tell us in the comment section below.

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14 Carefree People Who Are Calmer Than Buddhist Monks

You probably know people who always stay calm no matter what happens to them. And we are really jealous of their ability to not freak out: they’re so stable and they don’t care about what others think. They can easily replace a hairpin with a pen, stay with someone else’s child, or sleep with 6 cans on their head.

Bright Side wants our readers to learn how to be calm in any situation. Especially if these awkward moments make you laugh after some time.

6 cans on my friend’s head

When you don’t really care about the details:

When your hairpin is broken and you had to replace it with something:

“Just growing some beans in my sink…”

When you are trying to be really clear about money in the beginning of the relationship:

“Spotted some true love on the beach today…”

She has to be a tough lady to survive this.

A man about to destroy a pool

“One of my blinds broke in my bedroom so I just went to CVS.”

Mowing the grass in the snow

Saw this guy in class today and yes that is cheese.

Judging by his smile, there is nothing in the world that worries him.

“I thought this lady was reading a spray bottle’s label for a really long time on my bus this morning… Then I realized it was her phone.”

Improvise. Adapt. Be better.

Are you the kind of person who can stay calm no matter what or do you freak out instantly? Tell us in the comment section below.

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I’m Not Going To Apologize For Breaking Your Heart

I won’t do it.

I mean that in the healthiest way possible, but I’m not going to apologize for breaking your heart. Things started out really great and I promise you, when I expressed my love for you when I did, that was my honest truth at that point in our journey, but somewhere down the line that feeling started to fade and I knew I had to let you go. You see, at the end of the day, it was either your heart or mine to be broken—and it wasn’t fair to either of us for me not to choose myself. 

If I wouldn’t have broken your heart, I would have been giving you the lesser version of me. I would have given you the me that doesn’t smile with my whole face. I would have given you the me that chuckles instead of ugly laughs. I would have given you the me that secretly wanted to be elsewhere. I would have given you the me that couldn’t give you what you truly deserved—limitless, unconditional love.

I know that sounds really horrible, but it’s my honest truth. I’m a woman who thrives off of passion and when there’s no passion, it shows all over me. I can’t fake it. That’s why I had to let you go. I couldn’t half-love you. We both deserve better than that. While it might be hard to understand, I broke your heart for the betterment of us both.

The person I was just a few years back would have never broken your heart, but I would have sold us both short in the long run. Back then, my priority was to make sure that my partner was 100% fulfilled in our relationship. In turn, I often forgot to make sure that I was also being 100% fulfilled. That doesn’t mean that I ever expected a perfect relationship and I still don’t to this day, but I didn’t look at my unhappiness or dissatisfaction as a reason to end a relationship. I just charged it to “doing what I had to for my partner.” As I’ve grown older and wiser, I’ve learned not to do that anymore. I now know that my happiness is, in fact, even more, important than my partner’s… and that’s why I had to break your heart. 

There was nothing that tore me apart more than knowing that you were still so happy being with me even though I wasn’t giving you my best self. It convicted me. It made me feel like I was taking a huge part of your experience with true love away—and I didn’t want to do that. If I wouldn’t have broken your heart, we’d still be together experiencing a one-sided perfect love and we both deserve better. 

I hate that I hurt you, but I’m not going to apologize for breaking your heart. TC mark

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6 Little Things You Need To Understand About A Taurus/Virgo Relationship

Here’s the truth: understanding the emotions of your partner is like the 6th language of love.

When it comes to a Taurus-Virgo relationship, a Virgo might have trouble deciphering the feelings and emotions from a Taurus, while a Taurus might have a hard time fulfilling the sensitive needs of a Virgo.

So, first thing’s first: understand the emotions of both a Taurus and a Virgo and how different they can be.

1. A Taurus usually keeps their feelings to themselves.

“Reserved” fits them best. They will shove their emotions down their own throats and keep them there. They will close themselves off if they have to. They ignore their problems and feelings until they go away. Sometimes it takes a while for them to open up, and sometimes, they just won’t do it at all.

2. A Virgo will let you know how sensitive they can be.

A Virgo will usually, if not always, open up and express themselves. When they keep things bottled up, they get anxious. Sometimes they are hesitant to talk about their feelings for fear that they’ll be judged. Still, they show their sensitive side because it makes them feel better.

3. If you’re a Taurus, don’t judge a Virgo for wanting to be organized and in control.

Understand that it’s just their hard-working and organization-obsessed qualities that make them want to “fix” whatever problems you have. Virgos like being in control. Don’t judge them. They’re sensitive, remember?

4. If you’re a Virgo, don’t push emotions out of a Taurus.

Their stubborn side will come out instead. Fighting with them is pointless. Yes, Virgos, you like feeling in control, but don’t bother. You tend to want to tackle the problems of other people but you have to understand how hard that can be to do with a Taurus. Don’t try to fix them. They won’t budge.

5. Understand that a Virgo likes reassurance.

A Virgo embraces one of the universal love languages: words of affirmation. They want to feel needed. They need to be reassured. If the relationship isn’t good, they’ll do whatever they can to try and change it, and they’ll probably ask if it’s okay. A Virgo is an anxious, sensitive, and (sometimes) needy person. So be it.

6. Understand that a Taurus will want to be independent.

In a way, this goes hand-in-hand with their stubborn quality. They feel as if they can do things on their own. Natural-born leaders or stubbornly selfish and dominant? Maybe a little bit of both? Let it happen.

If both the Taurus and the Virgo knows what to expect from the other person in the relationship, it’s a good match. This relationship can seem easy enough, until it comes to emotions, and then there’s work to be done to try and understand. TC mark

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2 Simple Visual Tests That Can Say a Lot About Your Inner Self

Our choices can say a lot about us and the features of our personality. Your favorite color, flower, or book also creates your image in society. Those tests will tell you why people respect and love you. So let’s try to find out more about your important qualities. We’re sure you have a wonderful personality!

Bright Side prepared a test that will reveal why people love you according to your subconscious self. Please don’t forget, though, that our test is just a game, so don’t take it too seriously.

What flower do you see in the alphabet “soup”?

Have a look at the scheme and, without double checking, find the name of a flower. The first one that you see will tell you the answer you’ll need to look for in the sheet below. So, have a go at it!

You found “Rose”

People who subconsciously choose the rose care about everything. They are perfectionists and don’t like when something is not complete. These people can be very diligent and persistent in achieving their goals. This quality gives them a lot of perks in the realm of their career.

Sometimes they dedicate their life to one field and don’t like to change jobs or hobbies. These kinds of people can organize the space around them easily and others respect them for that.

You found “Daisy”

Just imagine this flower and try to make an association. A daisy is definitely beautiful and cute. If you saw this first, you are wonderful and easygoing. You don’t like to concentrate on negativity and always try to find the positive side of things. No stress, no worries. Just enjoy life.

Sometimes people feed on your energy and take a lot from you without giving anything back. So it is very important for you to learn how to protect yourself and not to allow anyone to use you.

You found “Sunflower”

If you found Sunflower you have a strong, noble personality that loves to help people and makes your environment joyful. You like to enjoy the pleasures of life and share them with others. Great happiness is always inside of you.

Sometimes you can be unorganized and messy, but if you see that it affects people around you negatively, you’ll try to change for the better and this quality is very much appreciated.

You found “Сarnation”

Romantic, creative, and open. All those qualities belong to people who chose Carnation. Others might see you as a dreamer, but you’re just open to the world and you love to show how beautiful your personality is and how many fantastic ideas you have.

These people are made for love. They need a partner to feel the full spectrum of emotions because it feeds them and pushes them to seek new experiences.

You found “Orchid”

Those personalities are loyal and always stand by their friends, relatives, and partners. They can’t accept cheating and appreciate straightforwardness. At the same time, these people like to improve their other qualities. It is important for them to not just look beautiful, but also to be a beautiful person on the inside.

Mostly people try to be friends with them and trust these types of people. And they definitely deserve it.

You found “Jasmine”

These individuals are very ambitious and methodical. If they see the goal, practically nothing can stop them from achieving it. They are good at analyzing and planning and that is why they can be very successful at work. High intelligence helps them to avoid problems.

They have a good and honest personality and don’t see any reason to ever harm others. In spite of their small circle of friends, people around them respect them.

2. What flower do you see first in the image “soup”?

Take a look at the picture. You may see nothing here, but it hides the images of flowers. Find the first flower that you can see. If you don’t know its name, just remember its shape and color to check the description of your personality below.

You found a “Lily”

You are a creative and sensitive person. You can feel nature and understand the sense of a book like no one else can. But some care and love are needed to grow. It is important not to be so sensitive about critics and concentrate more on positive moments and good results. Stop being too strict with yourself and enjoy life’s perfections.

You found a “Poppy”

You’re a very passionate person. There can be a storm of emotions inside of you despite your outward sense of calm. Just let it out and don’t be afraid to share it! Of course, do this in an appropriate way without causing drama and tears. Be yourself because people will love you regardless.

You found a “Petunia”

You are very peaceful and balanced. Personalities like yours try to reach goals step by step without extra stress. Sometimes you can act like a philosopher but still find the golden middle of things without losing touch with reality. Quite often, people ask you for advice and you try to be as objective as possible.

What is your flower? Write a comment below if you liked the test and share it with your friends.

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