A Reddit User Asked If Anyone Had Gone Through With A Marriage Pact, But They Weren’t Expecting This Man’s Heartbreaking Response

Unsplash / Jeremy Wong and Twitter / @richeeeeee

When a reddit user asked, “Has anyone married as a result of a ‘If we’re still single by (age)’ pact? How did it work out?”, I think they imagined hearing stories of people who surprisingly fell in love with their plan B. But that’s not what they got. Instead, one user told the most heartbreaking story I’ve ever heard on the Internet about the girl he made a pact to one day marry.

Twitter / @richeeeeee
Twitter / @richeeeeee
Twitter / @richeeeeee

I… am actually crying.

The story might feel unsatisfying to some (after all, who saw that dark turn coming?), but the author provided an edit that might help you come to terms with things:

Twitter / @ThisIsPlayer1

If there’s anything we can walk away with in this story, it’s to love the people in your life. Love them and let them know that they’re loved. Because life isn’t a novel — we don’t always get the closure we need. Things don’t end cleanly, wrapped with a nice little bow. So love, and don’t put a deadline to it. TC mark

Callie Byrnes

Callie is a professional Thought Catalog blogger by day and an amateur Tumblr blogger by night.

This is me letting you go

If there’s one thing we all need to stop doing, it’s waiting around for someone else to show up and change our lives. Just be the person you’ve been waiting for.

At the end of the day, you have two choices in love – one is to accept someone just as they are and the other is to walk away.

We owe it to ourselves to live the greatest life that we’re capable of living, even if that means that we have to be alone for a very long time.

“Everyone could use a book like this at some point in their life.” – Heather

Let go now

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