This breakup happened to me when I was in grade eleven. I’m now 24 and married, I’m not sure where the guy is.
I had met Brody when I was dating one of his friends, the guy I was dating just wasn’t ready for a relationship and we just stopped going out, neither of us were disappointed. Brody was short and somewhat different looking but his personality and love of life was what attracted me to him. He was always surrounded by friends and doing something fun. Before I had met him I only had a couple friends and loved the idea of having a large group of people that was always around.
Brody and I hit it off immediately and started hanging out as friends shortly after I stopped seeing the other man. We would go for drives and hang out in his garage while him and his friends worked on his car. I would go to all of his hockey and rugby games. It was great. We always seemed to be doing something fun.
A few weeks after we started hanging out he asked me to be his girlfriend, I was ecstatic. We want to all of his dances together and spent everyday hanging out or going to parties. Everything seemed to be perfect until one evening when we went to a beach party. His best friend Jamie got extremely drunk and decided that skinny dipping in front of his friends was the right thing to do. We quickly decided it was time to drive him home. On the drive home Jamie was crying in the back seat because him and his long term girlfriend had broken up a few weeks back and he was rambling on about how much he loved her. Brody and I were silent in the front seat. A few moments passed and Brody said, “You know, I love you a lot.” I was shocked, Brody had a track record of girlfriends but none that he ever said I love you to. I stuttered a reciprocating I love you too but it didn’t sound sincere because I was so shocked. We continued the drive home, dropped Jamie off and then he took me home.
My parents were strict when I was in high school so I wasn’t allowed to stay out past midnight or stay over at a boyfriend’s house.
Over the next few weeks the weather continued to get warmer and we continued to go to parties and have fun but he seemed to be getting distant more and more every time we saw each other. He started to go out without me and make excuses for why I couldn’t come, I was really disappointed because I had began to really love the people we were hanging around with. I should have seen the signs where it was going but I didn’t want it to happen so bad.
The last day I ever saw Brody he was going to his friend’s cottage on a lake about 30 minutes from where we live and said he didn’t have room in his car for me to come but he wished I could have. My parents volunteered to drive me down to the lake so that I could spend the day there. When I arrived I was greeted with all of his friends who were excited to see me and immediately poured me a drink. I asked around where Brody was but no one knew. I was getting the vibe that he didn’t want to see me but I needed to just hear it from him. When I finally found him he was hiding in another friend’s cottage. I tried to confront him but he ran away. I was really surprised. I then noticed him walking on the beach with one of his girl friends, they were talking and suddenly she walked away from him and was coming right towards me. She told me that Brody wanted to break up with me but didn’t want to tell me in person so he asked her to do it. I wasn’t shocked, I was just disappointed because I felt like I was going to lose all the friends I had made by being with him. I was disappointed that I had driven all the way to this lake to see him because he made it seem like he wanted me to be there but had just lied when he said his car was full. I started crying and the girl told me not to bother. I just shook my head and walked away to call my parents and get them to take me home. They had no problem coming to get me. I was so embarrassed that this happen in front of so many people.
After we broke up I never saw Brody again. I got over it soon after realizing I was more attached to the fun lifestyle then the man himself. I never again got to hang out with that crowd of people.