He cheated on her with her best friend. He turned out to be a typical, egotistical, alpha douchebag. Ha. While a part of me was giddy with joy, the pain in her voice was like ice in my lungs. Even though it’d been so long since we talked, I couldn’t stand to see her hurting. I still considered her comfort and happiness above mine and started talking to her again. I wanted her to realize that I was going to be that one guy who’d always be there for her even when the rest of the world walked out. That’s how much I care about her.
She wanted me back. I was hesitant as first, but I also longed to have her back in my life, so I awarded her the benefit of the doubt. It was a big mistake.
“I can’t tell you how big of a mistake I made. I’m so, so sorry, Evan. I was blind and stupid. But honestly, this whole experience has taught me so much about love and relationships in general! I feel like we’re both so much older and smarter now, too. I know we can make it work this time around. ”
I just wish she’d understood this from the start. But still, I gladly accepted her apology and attempt to reconcile. We started seeing each other again soon after.