I belong to a small town in Odisha. I went through a major heartbreak after a girl who seemed to be my true soul mate turned out to be someone who’s detached and dispassionate. Our relationship lasted for 3 years and everything seemed like a fantasy depicted in the books and films when the disaster happened.
I met her for the first time when I was doing my Engineering. Our branches were different, so we never really had an opportunity to talk to her until the 3rd year of college.
One day, I had gone to meet my friend, who was coincidentally in the same branch as her. We were introduced to each other through this friend of mine. She took my number and I had waited for 3 days following which she sent me the a message through Whatsapp.
Initially, we didn’t converse much but slowly, we started communicating more. During the vacations, we started chatting with each other frequently and continued exchanging messages the whole day. And when we returned to the college, we decided to go out on our first date.
It was like a dream come true and slowly we began meeting each other often. We felt comfortable sharing intimate things and eventually, we confessed our feelings for one another.
Our relationship went well for quite a while. But one day, she told me that she belonged to a lower caste and that it would be difficult for me to go on with the relationship since I was a Brahmin.
But I reassured her by saying that things like caste and religion don't matter if we are in true love. With this, our relationship continued even after college. Eventually, we graduated out of college and she was pursuing a master's degree while I started working. We were apart from each other but we continued to be in a long distance relationship. We would message and call each other every day and I would even visit her every 2-3 months.
Everything was going smooth and I was even planning to introduce her to my parents until one fateful day, all my dreams were shattered.
She would call me every day to tell me how much she loved me, that she missed me and that I should visit her often, and so on. I always thought she loved me even more than I did, but those were all nothing but false dreams.
One day, I was stuck in a traffic jam on my way home from the office and that was when she called me and told me that her Facebook account had been hacked and obscene messages were being sent to her friends. So, she gave me her user ID and password and asked me to change the password and security settings as she didn't know how to do it. So I opened her account and changed her password and her privacy settings.
It was then that I decided to see if the obscene messages were being sent anymore. But what I found there was something that broke me. She had been having an affair with another guy from her class and had even gotten physically intimate with him.
It was a nightmare come true, and I was absolutely destroyed on the inside. When I messaged her the snapshots of her chats with the new guy, she immediately called me and said that it was a mistake. She further told me that she still loved me and would leave the guy to be with me and only me as I was her true love and soulmate according to her.
But I could never forgive her. So I decided to end our relationship.
Now, it has been 3 years since this incident happened and the pain has subsided. It is true that time heals everything but I could never muster enough courage to get into a new relationship.
I just hope that some day my true love will come in search of me, will hold on tight and promise to never let go.