Letting Go Of One-Sided Love
Femina|September 2020
Letting Go Of One-Sided Love
Love is a beautiful, divine feeling and must be experienced by all. But, what if you’re not loved back by the person you love?
Sanjana Chawla

We love our Bollywood love guru Shah Rukh Khan but we couldn’t help but disagree with his famous dialogues about the undying powers of unrequited love. Love, when shared and exchanged between two people, is a sacred feeling and is all you need to feel complete. The same love could be devastating and draining if it turns out to be one-sided. You can’t make someone fall in love with you or ask them to stay when they don't want to. So, here are some tips to help you move on, because, after all, what good is unrequited love?


Aakriti Jain, a 20-year-old student shares, “I liked a very close friend of mine, but he didn’t. So, he just took me for granted. My emotions and feelings didn’t matter to him and he often acted in a very insensitive and rude way. I realized that I am not being respected, and decided not to message him again.” No matter how much you like or love the person, no one should be over you or your self-respect. If you realize that the person is not bothered by or is not reciprocating to your feelings, it’s better to uphold your dignity. Burst the fancy, hopeless, love-filled bubble that you are living in and forget about the person and this relation. “It’s better to let go of the person to avoid extreme bitterness. The loss of self-respect and self-value may continue if you choose to be with someone who doesn’t love you. You should never beg anyone for love,” suggests marriage and relationships counsellor Shivani Misri Sadhoo.


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September 2020