Love Gone Wrong

By Emily, age 20, Newfoundland
Sweet Designs Featured Writer

Once upon a time there was a boy whose name was Steve*. We met in our Sexual Behavior class, and for the first month or so, we just exchanged awkward glances. Then he starting sitting in front of me and purposely putting his Facebook profile up so I could see his name. It took me a week after we spoke our first words, but I finally added him to Facebook and we started messaging each other right away. Then messages went to texting. Then, one fateful day, he texted me and asked me to meet him at the Student Centre to hang out before our class. It was the beautiful beginning.

Pretty soon I would stay the night over at his house and he'd come over in between his classes to nap with me. I fell for Steve hard and it was pretty clear, even to me, that he wasn't as serious as I was. Little by little he started distancing himself and I refused to see it.

One day I was supposed to stay the night at his house and I ended up going to the hospital instead. I was being tested for herpes and I didn't want him to know. I was hoping with every fiber of my being that it wouldn't be herpes so that I wouldn't have to tell him, so that maybe my fears were false and we could be together. But a week came and went and I got my test back. I knew that I had to tell him.

So one Friday I called him and told him the news. I didn't hear from him again until Saturday night. He sent me a long message on Facebook, addressing why we couldn't be together, that he wasn't ready to be in a committed relationship. He also mentioned that the herpes wasn't the reason for the breakup, but I soon came to realize that it was just the icing on the cake. I didn't reply for a day or so, and when I did, the only thing I wrote was, "So you felt the need to tell me this over Facebook?!"

He continued commenting on my statuses on Facebook and even texted me once. It hurt me to see that he had gone on with his life, especially when I saw that he was sitting with another girl where we had once hung out. But I thought nothing of it.

About a week after the last text, it came up on my homepage that Steve was "Now in a relationship," and I was livid. Not only did he dump me via Facebook, but he made up the entire story. He lied to me and tried to be friends with me afterwards.

One night I was intoxicated and very angry. I texted him that night and told him that he was really mean and that I actually liked him. Then I told him where to go and how to get there. I never heard from him again. After that I deleted him from my phone, MSN, and Facebook. It hurt to let go, but in the end I felt better because of it.

* Name has been changed

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February & March Magazine Issues

March 15, 2012

The February and March issues of Sweet Designs Magazine are now online, featuring a combined 53 new articles and features!!

- Cover: Stephanie Lynn reflects on 5 years
- Cover: India (of Darn-licious knitwear)
- Life in the dumps (moving in with my bf)
- The difference between men and women
- Angels among us (parts 1 and 2)
- Arts graduates & the dark night of the soul
- Triple threat (how I survived my teen yrs)
- Dating isn't easy (my true story)
- How to turn not-so-great gifts ... (fashion)
- Ten reasons to love being single
- Taking the big leap (college)
- Valentine's Day (not what you'd expect!)
- The last of the cold (hopefully) (fashion)
- A month full of love
- Ten tips for successful airline travel
- Reasons I love writing for SDM
- Who needs love?
- They're not all the same
- The life I'm glad I don't have (fiction)
- Professional dress/ finding Fendi (fashion)
- An airport anniversary: a true story
- Inappropriate Facebook photos
- The perks of a big city (college)
- A night(mare) to forget (part 2)
- The Anita Blake series (book review)
- Saving June by Hannah Harrington (book)
- Under the Mesquite by GG McCall (book)
- The Lullaby by Sarah Dessen (book)
- If I Stay by Gayle Foreman (book review)
- My sweetheart (original poetry)
- Isn't it funny (original poetry)
- The stranger (original poetry)
- A winter wonderland (original poetry)
- One night valentine
- The thick envelopes (college acceptance)
- Southern love
- Healthy hair and vitamins
- It's a date (dating idea alternatives)
- The 30 hour famine
- School's out forever!
- Marching right back into spring? (fashion)
- Dear John
- When TV shows depict your life
- 3 Fun ways to rock spring's hottest trends
- Neglected teeth
- Starting something new
- Guy movies
- To hesitate or dive in?
- Deadly, by Julie Chibbaro (book review)
- Beastly, by Alex Flinn (book review)
- I don't care (poetry)
- Together, alone (poetry)

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