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My Heart Got Broken By A “Nice Guy”: What Now?

My Heart Got Broken By A “Nice Guy”: What Now?

July 18, 10:30 am

Dear diary,

Today I saw the most beautiful human being I’ve ever laid eyes on!

I decided to visit my cousin in another city and as curious as I am, I wandered around on my own. I went to something I believed was the center and I found this quaint coffee joint.

As soon as I entered, I saw one huge bookshelf (a bookworm simply cannot miss this one!) and the environment was absolutely magical. Of course, I didn’t want to leave. I ordered some iced coffee with the unusual name “cold brew for the crew” and I took a random book.

I sat in a corner where there were some beautiful pink flowers and I felt serene for the first time in a while. After some time, the bell above the door chimed and I looked up. And there I saw him. A handsome young man, tall, with dark hair and brown eyes.

I swear, my heart skipped a beat.

DONE! My Heart Got Broken By A Nice Guy What Now

Looking away was not an option, but when he started scanning the room for a place to sit, the book saved me. I quickly hid behind it. He sat at the table next to mine and my heart was beating like crazy. I was sure he could hear it too. Then, he spoke to me.

“Hey, sorry to bother you, but can you please pass me a book? I don’t want to invade your personal space by simply approaching.”

“Yes, s-sure”, oh my God, I stuttered. Calm down, you idiot… “Which one?”

“The one to your left, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

“Shakespeare,” we both said at the same time. And then he smiled. I almost fell from my chair.

As we continued chatting, he said he’s a regular and asked me if I’d join him tomorrow for another reading session. Eeek! Of course, I accepted!

July 23, 23:50

Dear diary,

I forget to write these days. I’ve spent almost every single hour of every day with him. His name is Eric and, obviously, he’s local. We’ve been walking around the city and he’s eagerly sharing the secrets of his hometown with me. I enjoy it so much!

Today I was with him too. We went to his family restaurant and I met his mom. She’s such a nice lady. I told her that she raised an incredible young man and she smiled proudly. Honestly, he’s a real gentleman. He holds the door open for me and he goes out of his way to prove that chivalry isn’t dead.

There’s absolutely nothing I can complain about. He’s perfect.

July 29, 00:00

DONE! My Heart Got Broken By A Nice Guy What Now

Dear diary,

Today we danced in the rain – so romantic! I hope neither of us gets sick. I mean, it shouldn’t happen, because these summer showers are not supposed to be so dangerous. He kissed me for the first time and it was soooo nice to feel his lips pressed on mine.

I never thought I’d enjoy a simple peck that much. When we were about to say good night, he planted a kiss on my forehead. I think I’m falling head over heels for him. Is it too soon to say this?!

He’s been treating me right this entire time. He’s been nothing but respectful. But is he still a stranger? How can I be sure he won’t hurt me? Should I risk it?

August 5, 15:00

Dear diary,

I’m soooo happy! This morning he sent me a text saying that he knew a perfect spot for brunch, so we ate together. We were talking a lot, still getting to know each other, when he asked me the question I’d been waiting for since the first day I met him.

“Would you like to be my girlfriend? I don’t care about the distance. I think I’m falling in love with you and I don’t want to lose you just because I wasn’t brave enough to ask.”

Can you imagine the shock on my face and the outburst of joy milliseconds after he finished his little speech? As you can guess, we’ve officially started dating!

August 15, 16:57

Dear diary,

These past ten days have been a fairytale. We spent so much time together. Mostly, we went sightseeing and we spent some time with his family as well. His younger sister went on a lot of adventures with us, but we managed to share a kiss or two while she wasn’t paying attention.

Spending quality time together was super important for both of us, so we really focussed on that. We watched a lot of new movies, read books, and went out on picnics. Just the two of us.

I’m on my way home and I can’t stop thinking about him. He’s the nicest guy I’ve ever met and I can’t express how grateful I am for everything that I’ve experienced with him. Destiny is a weird thing, I never in my wildest dreams imagined I’d meet someone like him this summer.

September 5, 18:45

DONE! My Heart Got Broken By A Nice Guy What Now

Dear diary,

Today is our first monthsary and we spent it video-calling each other and had a lunch date. I wanted to kiss him so badly, but it is what it is. Maintaining long-distance isn’t as scary as I thought it would be. It is difficult though, with all the obligations we both have.

He started helping in the restaurant and I’m going to classes. We text a lot and we try to Facetime every night before bed. I can’t wait for next month, I’m going to surprise-visit him. I’m so excited!

September 19, 20:00

Dear diary,

I don’t have enough time to write regular entries, but just to let you know that everything is perfectly fine. Eric and I are still in a happy relationship and he’s not suspecting even a bit that I’ll visit him soon. My plan may actually work out!

October 5, 21:56

DONE! My Heart Got Broken By A Nice Guy What Now

Dear diary,

Where should I start? There are so many things I need to write down. If I don’t, I feel like my heart will explode from this pain. How could he do this to me?? I arrived this morning to surprise him because today is officially two months that we’re in a committed relationship.

Or at least I thought we were committed. Oh, how wrong was I…

My naive self thought that he was different, that he was the “nice guy” I’d been waiting for the entire time. He had everything I wanted my man to have. Apparently, he played an Oscar-winning role.

I saw him at OUR spot with another girl. He was playing with her hair, smiling at her, and kissing her cheek playfully – just like he used to kiss me. My heart broke into million pieces. He betrayed me. The last person I thought would do that to me.

He spotted me, tears streaming down my face. I stood looking at him incredulously for what felt like forever. Then I ran off.

He came after me, swearing how she means nothing to him, how he just met her. He tried to convince me that I mean the world to him, that what I saw was just a moment of weakness because he missed me. I couldn’t contain myself any longer – I slapped him.

I came back to my cousin’s house, trying to figure out what to do. Should I go back to my hometown? Do I have to fight for this relationship? Was she really just a fling? How am I going to fall in love again? SO many questions are running through my mind, that’s why I’ve taken the pen to get it all out.

Now, tell me, do you know the answer? A nice guy broke my heart, what am I supposed to do now?

My Heart Got Broken By A "Nice Guy": What Now?