Unrequited love is painful–you’re torn between letting your feelings go and hanging on to him in hopes that he will like you back. Put in that situation, what will you do? Will you continue loving someone who can never be yours? Here, our GIRLTalkers draw the line.

No. One day, I hope I’ll be able to say, "I love you enough to let go, so you'll find the one who will give you the happiness you deserve. I love you enough to be your friend forever. I love you enough to do the right thing. I love you enough not to be in love with you forever. And to that special someone who is mine, I love you enough to be yours and yours alone." – from GIRLTalker twilkai

Yes, if that makes me happy and smile constantly. Even if things didn’t work out the way I wanted to that will be fine. I will still love him but will also leave something for myself. – from GIRLTalker kunek

Even though I knew then that he'd never be mine, I kept and nourished my feelings. Things changed when I met my current boyfriend. I think I still have feelings for the other guy, pero not that intense na, may space pa rin siya sa heart ko. – from GILRTalker sweet.trish

Before, I did everything just for this guy to love me back, but after four years na-realize ko wala talaga, so I let him go (he's not married, just a player). Sarili mo lang naman ang sasaktan mo in the end, so if you are in the same situation like mine, better let go as early as possible kasi habang tumatagal mas humihirapfrom GILRTalker potpotpo

Not really. I will try to move on. Based on my experience, the more you resist it, the more it persists. So, I will just let it slowly subside, and divert my attention to something else more worthwhile. Of course it is easier said than done but I really don't have much of a choice. If I continue to love him, it will only make me miserable, knowing we can never be, and that will make me miss out so much on life. Remember, life is too short to be unhappy. – from GIRLTalker cherub.rock

There’s nothing wrong with loving a person who cannot be yours, minsan kasi di napipigilan ang puso kung sino ang gugustuhin. So kung sa akin nangyari ito, yes, I will still love him but I will never act on it. Loving him from afar will be enough, and I will just wish him well. – from GIRLTalker Msfi

If I love someone who could never be mine, I will let him go kahit masakit. Feelings naman can go away, mag-susubside din yan lalo na pag naputol na ang contact. Ang kalaban talaga dito is yung sarili mo, kung magpapadala ka sa emotions, and pagpaparamdam niya, that's why asking for strength is important. I believe na dadating din yung time na makakalimutan natin sila, but we need a conscious effort to do this lalo na kung di talaga pwede yung relationship. Sabi nga nila, wag ipilit ang ayaw. – from GIRLTalker abuanddiego

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