Flashing

I've been with my boyfriend on and off for almost two years. He's into his band and his friends, and I feel lonely. I approached him several times about this, but he just brushed me off. So, my feelings got hurt, and I brushed him off. I have cheated on him twice during our time together, and I felt a little guilty until I found out that he's a compulsive liar. So, about a month ago, I broke up with him to clear my mind and get my life together because he totally ruined my life. After ignoring me for about four months, now he's telling me he wants to work things out and be together. He claims to love me, and he says he misses me. But there is a problem. I don't miss him, and I'm not in love with him anymore. So when he asked me to be his girlfriend again, I made up some excuse about him proving to me that he wants me. I like being without him, although I do miss him sometimes. Don't get me wrong, I love him, but I'm just not in love with him. I don't want to hurt him, but I think he deserves to get hurt after all the things he has put me through.

— Stacey, 22

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