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73. Moving On from a Long-Term Relationship

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We shared about mga practical steps on moving on from a long-term relationship, key performance indicators and milestones na need mo ma-achieve, how to grieve well and how to adapt to new normal, siyempre single again.

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Meant to know each other but not meant to be together

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To the man who still believes in old-fashioned courtship, keep it up!

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Sana Kapag Pwede Na, Pwede Pa

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It Was Also My Fault

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Poetries

Maraming Salamat at Paalam, aking Ama! Hanggang sa muli nating pagkiki...

Tatay, Daddy, Papa, Erpat, Tatang, Itay…Anumang katawagan pa yan.. sila ang tinagurian na ating haligi ng tahanan… Sa aking ama, salamat sa walang sawang pagmamahal. I...

I Cannot Pursue You Yet

I cannot pursue you Yet, And I might never do. I may be starting to like you a lot, in more ways than I had expected. I like all your good things, your beauty, your p...

HAHAYAAN NA MUNA KITA

Hahayaan na muna kita. Oo tama ang rinig mo hahayaan na muna kita, alam kong 'yan ang kailangan mo ngayon. Yan ang gusto mong hingin sa'kin kaso hindi mo kayang sabihin, ...

I Will Stop Loving You

I will stop loving you not because I gave up, but to help myself recognize the significance of my Lord's will. I will stop loving you for the sake of my own growth, to t...

To My Favorite Rejection

It was a painful experience. No day and night, I stopped dreaming. Hoping that this illusion can be reality That you and I can be together. I woke up on this Fantasy Mad...

Moving On

Today, I stopped.

Read this if its you. " Remember if you are uncertain and unhealed, it’s not okay to tell people that they’re special and then treat ...

Bye My Almost

Instead of sitting someone down to talk about our feelings, we play guessing games. We avoid asking questions about labels because we are worried...

How I Moved On Without Closure

6 months ago, the most constant person in my life for two and a half years chose to leave me - - for someone else. My world was shattered because...

Move on, kahit hindi naging kayo

Ang weird lang sa pakiramdam. Nasasaktan ka. Kinikilig ka. Masarap sa feeling kapag kausap siya. Pero ang tanong, ano ka ba talaga sa kaniya? Bak...

Thank You For Not Choosing To Stay

That night, when I asked you to leave, at the back of my head, I said, "Please, don't let me go." And the world agreed with what my heart wanted...

To the Person Who Refused to Love Me Back, It’s Okay.

I’m sorry, it took me a while to set my mind straight. Anxiety and confusion has been a handful for me to carry these past few days. But in case...

Waiting

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Tatay, Daddy, Papa, Erpat, Tatang, Itay…Anumang katawagan pa yan.. sila ang tinagurian na ating haligi ng tahanan… Sa aking ama, salamat sa walang sawang pagmamahal. Ikaw ang aking sandalan sa mga ...

I Cannot Pursue You Yet

HAHAYAAN NA MUNA KITA

I Will Stop Loving You

To My Favorite Rejection

Singleness

Para Sa Mga Single Pa Rin Hanggang Ngayon

Oo! Alam kong single ka pa. Pero sana alam mong okay lang yon. Sa panahon ngayon na naglipana ang dating apps, kasalanan na ang ‘di lumandi at ‘di magka-jowa. Sa panahon ngayon na lahat ng kaib...

Sa ngayon, ako muna

Let Love Find You

To the Man who was Unsure

Uyy, oo ikaw Tara na't maglaro Isang larong nakaaliw Kung saan ika'y ngtago At unti unti nang naglaho Simulan natin sa kalsada Kung saan may puno ng mangga Bibilang ng pikit mata Sampung bilang ika'y mgtago na Isa, dalawa, tatlo Lumakad ng dahan dahan Apat, lima, anim Mga hakb...
This is just a common question from a girl who has the same feeling for a boy, but is not yet ready to utter those words. As for her, those are sacred and can change her suitor’s life. And I think, there's nothing wrong with that. Those are her beliefs, after all. ...
"Is it a mystery why people fall in love? Is it a mystery why it happens and when it comes? Is it a mystery why some love grows and is it really a mystery why some love fails?" I was on my way home when I started to ask myself of those questions. Thought of, why don't we analy...
Anong nangyari? Bakit ngayon andito tayo? Akala ko nung una totoo na may 'ikaw at ako' Teka, 'di ko alam bakit andito na tayo sa dulo Biglang nagtapos, nawala ang damdamin, naglaho Ang mundo nating masaya at makulay Ngayon malungkot na at puno ng lumbay Nas...
You don't know how much I want to talk to you, but God knows.He knows how much I want every conversation I have with you to last longer, an hour, a minute, or even a second longer, I will wholeheartedly appreciate it. You don't know how much I want to hear your voice,but God k...
Hi, I'm in a 5 year relationship. Attracted ako sa kawork ko, then ngECQ, naging close kami habang malayo ako sa boyfriend ko. Then, ung kawork ko and I, ngkaron ng fling. I broke up with my 5 years bf, then si fling, hndi sya ready to commit with me pero sweet sya at gusto nya d...
It’s been six months now since the last day I wrote about you. I saw the notebook where I wrote it, and was amazed when I realized the date it was written— 26th of ***, and today was also 26th, exactly six months ago. You see, it has been six months ago, but somehow, I still f...
I guess feelings that are not genuine enough do not last. They are meant to mend you for a time, but will leave your broken, again, afterwards. But nonetheless, it felt good - real or not. Hey! Thank you for making me feel that I can be liked, be held, be kissed, and be touc...
Laro lang ba ang lahat? Katanungan na umiikot sa utak ko. Gusto ko sana itanong kung kahit kaunti naging seryoso ka ba? Minsan gusto ko sanang itanong kung laro lang ba ang lahat. Para naman makapag handa ako kung sakaling malapit na ma-game over. Ang daming tanong na ...
Last night I remember you,I tried to ask myself these questions. Is it possible?Can I be with you?What will you look like? I always wanted to know everything about you. Every day I asked God when will I set my eyes on you. I wonder if you think of me the way I do. Do I ever cros...
My ex classmate Kung babalikan natin lahat ng nangyari sa nakaraan di mo maiisip na totoo ang nangyayari sa kasalukuyan Di ko lubos maisip kung paano nangyari wala pang isang taon pero ang bilis ng mga pangyayari Lumagapak sa unang hakbang linggo lamang ang pumagitan ...
May girlfriend na siya Mga katagang ayaw kong marinig, makita o mabasa. Dahil aminin man natin o hindi masakit ito. Pero hindi ba mas nakakatawa kung nasasaktan ka, pero hindi naman naging kayo. Hindi naman kayo umabot sa ganong level. Mukhang timang di ba? Nakakatawa pero so...
It's the fourth of July, and a social media memory popped up and reminded me of a time when I conquered my third mountain. After awhile I remember a thought of mine before..and that's... In hiking, just like in life, one is governed by a particular concept that encompasses th...
Akala ko pareho tayo Pareho ng pangarap Pareho ng patutunguhan Pareho ng nararamdaman Parehong nag-mamahalan Kaso isang araw Sabi niya, gusto ko ng bumitaw Ayaw na kita kausap Nawala lahat sa isang iglap Ganon lang kadali Itapon bawat sandali Gusto ko magalit sayo Pero tumulo la...
Oo pre! Para sayo to, nasan ka man, at ano man pinagdadaanan mo, realtalk to para madama mo at para naman masampal kita ng katotohanan, charot! David, Alam mo ba na ang puso mo dapat iniingatan mo din? Yung paalalang “ireserba mo ang oo mo para sa da-one mo” di lang para sa b...
Why do you keep it? Remove it. Why do you imprison it? Set it free. Why do you hold on? Let it go. We have our own regrets in life. We have our own failures and disappointments. We all have a dark past. However, no matter how hard it is, we tend to protect it with a smile. A s...
Kumusta ka na? Miss na kita. Miss ko nang makita yung mga mata mo habang nakatingin sa mga mata ko. Miss ko na yung mga ngiti mo na nagpapakita kung gano kaganda ang araw mo. Miss ko na yung boses mo na sintunado habang kinakanta yung mga paborito mo. Miss ko na din y...
First of all, I would like to say sorry if instead of saying "I love you and I respect your belief" I asked you "Why?" You, of all people, is the closest person to me though we are apart physically. Hearing you say arguments that God doesn't exist really hit me personally, emot...
Bigbigkasin muli kita. simplehan lang naten ang kwento walang maayos na eksenang tila bang plinano ng direktor. oo,dekada na mula nung makilala ka pero di ko inasahan na parang humigit tayo dun. Di naman kasi din balak dahil nuon pa man alam kong mahihirapan akong timbangin ung...
This one is for the man who has been intentional in guarding my heart. Yes, I know. It is not difficult to know your intentions. I have known you as someone who’s not into mind games in relationship. Let me take this time to appreciate you. Thank you for creating safe bo...
Everything in me are just ordinary and simple things. The only special to me is the grace of God and God Himself. I was walking in the right path that He led me to and living a peaceful life not until you came into my world. I was caught by your love and promises. Your words are ...
Gusto kong magsimula Sa unang beses na binigyan kita ng babala Diba sabi ko sayo ayoko munang kumawala Sa bugso ng damdamin ayokong magpadala Gusto kong magsimula sa unang beses na tinawagan mo ko Sa kalagitnaan ng gabi tinanong kita kung anong intensyon mo, Hawak ang tel...
The worst painful but then it makes you happy everyday. You know that this kind of relationship is not good but you take risk and you always keep telling yoursef.   Maybe he will choose me over her.   Maybe he will love me than her.   Maybe he wil...
Mahal kita Kahit pa isa kang timang Mahal kita Kahit pa ang taba mo Mahal kita Kahit pa di ka nagpapagupit Mahal kita Kahit pa di ka gwapo Mahal kita Kahit pa lagi mo ako inaasar Mahal kita Kahit pa basag ka Mahal kita Kahit pa sabog ka Mahal kita Kahit pa ang sungit mo Mahal ki...
To the boy she'll date after me, Hi. When I think of you I don't get flushed by any particular emotion except for sorrow. Because I have reached the point where I have to write this, which never in my worst nightmares had I imagined. Inadvertently, it's all my fault. So my ...
To my future lover, I am not giving up the waiting for your arrival. I've been anticipating your coming ever since. Even when i was still in the wrong relationship, the still small voice of the matchmaker foretold your existence.   You see,  I've been through to...
WHAT IF may chance tayong makausap yung younger version natin? Ano kaya ang sasabihin mo sa kanya? Ano kaya yung sasabihin niya sayo? My ex broke up with me the time ECQ started. Yes, mahirap. Dika makatulog sa gabi, iyak doon iyak dito, sobrang stress hindi ka maka focus sa m...
There is a... Season of sadness Season of healing Season of asking Season of forgiving Season of hoping Season of waiting Season of acceptance Season of contentment Season of falling inlove Season of joy Season of peace and behind this season is a lesson a lesson from God that ...
EXPLANATION----kailangan pa ba? Does it really matter? Of course, YES. Lalo na kung alam mo'ng may nagawa kang mali. But, what if, that person didn't have the courage to face you? The best solution to that is to PRAY for him/her.  Their feelings, decisions and actions are no lon...
Let me share my thoughts regarding No label relationship. Consequences: It steals your peace. It is a prerequisite to ghosting. You"ll have an unexpressed jealousy. You suddenly become a stalker of his/her close friends, likers and reactors. ...

Nagtago at naglaho

Uyy, oo ikaw Tara na't maglaro Isang larong nakaaliw Kung saan ika'y ngtago At unti unti nang naglaho Simulan natin sa kalsada Kung saan may puno ng mangga Bibilang ng pikit mata Sampung bilang ika...

REPLY 2020

This is just a common question from a girl who has the same feeling for a boy, but is not yet ready to utter those words. As for her, those are sacred and can change her suitor’s life. And I...

Random thought: October 20, 2019

"Is it a mystery why people fall in love? Is it a mystery why it happens and when it comes? Is it a mystery why some love grows and is it really a mystery why some love fails?" I was on my way home...

Anong nangyari?

Anong nangyari? Bakit ngayon andito tayo? Akala ko nung una totoo na may 'ikaw at ako' Teka, 'di ko alam bakit andito na tayo sa dulo Biglang nagtapos, nawala ang damdamin, naglaho An...

The Ending Only God Knows

You don't know how much I want to talk to you, but God knows.He knows how much I want every conversation I have with you to last longer, an hour, a minute, or even a second longer, I will wholehearted...

5 years committed and now I’m cheating

Hi, I'm in a 5 year relationship. Attracted ako sa kawork ko, then ngECQ, naging close kami habang malayo ako sa boyfriend ko. Then, ung kawork ko and I, ngkaron ng fling. I broke up with my 5 years b...

The Ghoster’s Point of View

It’s been six months now since the last day I wrote about you. I saw the notebook where I wrote it, and was amazed when I realized the date it was written— 26th of ***, and today was also 26th, exactl...

To the person who I trusted,

I guess feelings that are not genuine enough do not last. They are meant to mend you for a time, but will leave your broken, again, afterwards. But nonetheless, it felt good - real or not. Hey! T...

Talo na ako.

Laro lang ba ang lahat? Katanungan na umiikot sa utak ko. Gusto ko sana itanong kung kahit kaunti naging seryoso ka ba? Minsan gusto ko sanang itanong kung laro lang ba ang lahat. Para naman m...

Unexpected U

Last night I remember you,I tried to ask myself these questions. Is it possible?Can I be with you?What will you look like? I always wanted to know everything about you. Every day I asked God when wil...

My ex HS classmate

My ex classmate Kung babalikan natin lahat ng nangyari sa nakaraan di mo maiisip na totoo ang nangyayari sa kasalukuyan Di ko lubos maisip kung paano nangyari wala pang isang taon pero ang bil...

May girlfriend na siya

May girlfriend na siya Mga katagang ayaw kong marinig, makita o mabasa. Dahil aminin man natin o hindi masakit ito. Pero hindi ba mas nakakatawa kung nasasaktan ka, pero hindi naman naging kayo. H...

Hiking through this trail called Life

It's the fourth of July, and a social media memory popped up and reminded me of a time when I conquered my third mountain. After awhile I remember a thought of mine before..and that's... In hiking...

The feeling is not mutual

Akala ko pareho tayo Pareho ng pangarap Pareho ng patutunguhan Pareho ng nararamdaman Parehong nag-mamahalan Kaso isang araw Sabi niya, gusto ko ng bumitaw Ayaw na kita kausap Nawala lahat sa isang i...

Ang Natatanging Sulat Para Kay David ...

Oo pre! Para sayo to, nasan ka man, at ano man pinagdadaanan mo, realtalk to para madama mo at para naman masampal kita ng katotohanan, charot! David, Alam mo ba na ang puso mo dapat iniingatan mo...

CHAINS!

Why do you keep it? Remove it. Why do you imprison it? Set it free. Why do you hold on? Let it go. We have our own regrets in life. We have our own failures and disappointments. We all have a dark ...

I MISS YOU, I MISSED YOU!

Kumusta ka na? Miss na kita. Miss ko nang makita yung mga mata mo habang nakatingin sa mga mata ko. Miss ko na yung mga ngiti mo na nagpapakita kung gano kaganda ang araw mo. Miss ko na yung ...

To my atheist Ex boyfriend

First of all, I would like to say sorry if instead of saying "I love you and I respect your belief" I asked you "Why?" You, of all people, is the closest person to me though we are apart physically. ...

KNTRT

Bigbigkasin muli kita. simplehan lang naten ang kwento walang maayos na eksenang tila bang plinano ng direktor. oo,dekada na mula nung makilala ka pero di ko inasahan na parang humigit tayo dun. Di ...

A Distance Just Far Enough

This one is for the man who has been intentional in guarding my heart. Yes, I know. It is not difficult to know your intentions. I have known you as someone who’s not into mind games in relationshi...

You are my Beautiful Disaster

Everything in me are just ordinary and simple things. The only special to me is the grace of God and God Himself. I was walking in the right path that He led me to and living a peaceful life not until...

NARATING KO YUNG DULO, PERO HINDI NA IKAW YUNG KASAMA KO

Gusto kong magsimula Sa unang beses na binigyan kita ng babala Diba sabi ko sayo ayoko munang kumawala Sa bugso ng damdamin ayokong magpadala Gusto kong magsimula sa unang beses na tinawagan mo ...

NO LABEL RELATIONSHIP PLUS FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS

The worst painful but then it makes you happy everyday. You know that this kind of relationship is not good but you take risk and you always keep telling yoursef.   Maybe he will choose me ...

Kahit pa

Mahal kita Kahit pa isa kang timang Mahal kita Kahit pa ang taba mo Mahal kita Kahit pa di ka nagpapagupit Mahal kita Kahit pa di ka gwapo Mahal kita Kahit pa lagi mo ako inaasar Mahal kita Kahit pa ...

To the Man that She Will Love after Me:

To the boy she'll date after me, Hi. When I think of you I don't get flushed by any particular emotion except for sorrow. Because I have reached the point where I have to write this, which never...

YOU ARE WORTH THE WAIT

To my future lover, I am not giving up the waiting for your arrival. I've been anticipating your coming ever since. Even when i was still in the wrong relationship, the still small voice of the...

Poem of an 11 year old to a 26 year old me

WHAT IF may chance tayong makausap yung younger version natin? Ano kaya ang sasabihin mo sa kanya? Ano kaya yung sasabihin niya sayo? My ex broke up with me the time ECQ started. Yes, mahirap. Dika...

Reason in Season

There is a... Season of sadness Season of healing Season of asking Season of forgiving Season of hoping Season of waiting Season of acceptance Season of contentment Season of falling inlove Season of...

SOMEONE LEFT ME WITH UNSAID WORDS

EXPLANATION----kailangan pa ba? Does it really matter? Of course, YES. Lalo na kung alam mo'ng may nagawa kang mali. But, what if, that person didn't have the courage to face you? The best solution t...

Consequences of No Label Relationship

Let me share my thoughts regarding No label relationship. Consequences: It steals your peace. It is a prerequisite to ghosting. You"ll have an unexpressed jealousy. Yo...