Things Changed

I could go on for hours about this one, but I'll make it brief. I'm from Illinois and I was visiting friends in Ohio, five hours a way. I met this girl though these friends. We hit it off really quick, and ever since then, I have driven to Ohio to see her every weekend. I have done this for 7 months now. Everything was great, more amazing than I could have ever imagined anything could be. I swore to her I'd do everything I could to be with her soon, and not have to leave her every Sunday. I worked, saved up money, enrolled in college in Ohio, and found an apartment there. She called me one night crying, all upset about something, and said we needed to talk. So, within 10 minutes, I was in my car and on my way to Ohio. When I got there, she had no hugs and kisses, just a stern stare that made me sick to my stomach. She said, "Things have changed and you deserve better, but I still love you and want to be friends." Too upset, confused, dumbfounded, and shocked to speak, I returned to Illinois.

— Gary, 18

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