You Didn’t Want Me Until I Moved On To Someone Else, But Now It’s Too Late

There was nothing I wanted more than for you to wrap me in your arms and tell me that you loved me, but that never happened. Instead, when I told you how I felt, you rejected me. It hurt like hell, but I moved on. Of course, now that I’m happy with someone else, you want me. Unfortunately, you’re just a little too late.

  1. You really don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone. You could have had me. You certainly had my love, but when you did, it meant nothing to you. Now that I’m gone, you suddenly realize what you lost. You finally see the great girl standing in front of you, but I’m no longer available. You missed out on what could have been something amazing.
  2. You don’t get a second chance. You had a shot with me and you blew it. You threw me back to swim with all the other fishes and somebody else caught me. It’s not my fault you didn’t realize I was a catch. I forgive you for not knowing what you had, but that doesn’t mean you get another shot. You had your chance.
  3. It’s too little too late. You can’t make up for it now. Nothing you do will change the fact that you didn’t appreciate me when I wanted you. You want me now, but how do you know that feeling is going to last or that it’s even real? You’re finally offering me a relationship, but I already have one. You may have changed your mind, but so have I.
  4. I deserved better from you. You treated me like an afterthought. You loved the fact that I wanted you. You craved the attention. Your biggest wish was for me to keep pining after you for the rest of my life, but that wish didn’t come true. Did you really think you could ignore me forever and I’d just keep wanting you? I deserved a man who could love me back and now I have just that.
  5. Just because you didn’t realize my worth doesn’t mean I didn’t. You thought you could walk all over me and I’d just keep coming back for more, but surprise — I actually have self-esteem. You treated me like I was nothing, but I knew that I was so much more. You didn’t realize how amazing I was, but I did, and that’s why I didn’t waste another second before moving on.
  6. I’m happier without you. I never needed you to make me happy, and in fact, my life is so much better without you in it. Going through the pain of wanting you when you had absolutely no interest in me wasn’t exactly a happy time in my life. I knew I deserved better, and the second I walked away I felt good about myself again. I didn’t need you then, and I definitely don’t need you now.
  7. I couldn’t have known you’d change your mind. What part of “moved on” isn’t clear? I wasn’t going to wait around for the rest of my life, hoping that someday you’d want me too. I’m not going to waste my time on a guy who’s not interested, so I picked up and moved on. What else was I supposed to do?
  8. My current relationship isn’t a rebound, it’s real. I’m not just with someone else, I’m in love. He’s not a rebound I went to because you weren’t interested; I’ve actually moved on because I’m completely over you. You thought I’d be hung up on you forever, but I’m too good to wait around for a guy who doesn’t love me back. You’re not the one that got away. You’re the one who was too blind to see how wonderful I am, and no girl is going to be hung up on that guy.
  9. I know it sucks when your feelings aren’t reciprocated. It hurt like hell when I went through it, but that’s just part of life. You had every right not to want me then, but I have the same right now. You’ll get over it just like I did. It might take some time, but I promise you’ll move on to someone else.
  10. You only want what you can’t have. Honestly, the only reason you want me now is most likely the thrill of the chase. Do you even have actual feelings for me, or do you just want me now because you can’t have me? When I was available, you couldn’t care less. It’s the fact that I’m taken that excites you, and I’m not falling for that.
Kelsey Dykstra is a freelance writer based in Huntington Beach, CA. She has a bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing from Grand Valley State University and been writing professionally since graduating in 2013. In addition to writing about love and relationships for Bolde and lifestyle topics for Love to Know, she also writes about payment security and small business solutions for PaymentCloud.

Originally from Michigan, this warm weather seeker relocated to the OC just last summer. Kelsey enjoys writing her own fictional pieces, reading a variety of young adult novels, binging on Netflix, and of course soaking up the sun.

You can find more about Kelsey on her LinkedIn profile or on Twitter @dykstrakelsey.