Saturday, April 21, 2012

Bittersweet Heartbreak.

There comes a time in your life when you think you have finally found the one. No, not when you're Ted Mosby though, then there's more than just one time you think that way. You finally begin to relate them to the silhouette of The One that you had in your dreams all this time and it all seems to make sense. You fall madly in love with them, with the fact that you have finally found who were looking for and of course, the situation. You are so overwhelmed with the happenings around you that you begin to lose yourself. Your brain seems to have been clogged by such surreal thoughts, you don't even question their existence. You are so lured by the perfectness of the moment that you get carried away in your assumptions. You begin to expect more from life and from that person. But once these expectations turn into disappointments, you sit there wondering what went wrong. 
This isn't how its supposed to be, you tell yourself. And when you realize that the person doesn't feel the same way for you, you KNOW this is just wrong. And it's just a bitter bitter heartbreak. 

Then out of nowhere, someone you had always known, comes as a savior, to make things better for you. That person has been in your life throughout but somehow went unnoticed until then. Day after day, you have beautiful conversations and  you cannot believe how similar you really are. You think similarly and at the same time, you both even complete each other's sentences. And yet, in spite of all of it being so surreal, you don't understand. Slightly later, things happen, as if by their own, beautifully knitting themselves to make the best moments of your life. You feel like you have no control over yourself or the situation and you are so surprised by all of it, that you don't even realize, that that person makes you laugh like nobody else and heals your hurting heart everyday. And when one day, at the most random moment, you notice them differently, you look back at those moments you had with them and you begin to realize what you had always known. You begin to wonder why you didn't notice them the way you do now. How someone, who is so perfect for you, could go unnoticed all this while. And then as you close your eyes and think of The One from your dreams, it's no more just a silhouette but a face - the face, you had always known, of this person from your reality. You finally know why it didn't work out with anybody else and you finally experience what you thought was only cliched, you live through those magical moments. As for the heartbreak you had a while ago, seems more like a bittersweet experience now. 

When you meet the right person, you don't really have to make attempts to impress them or have to think of ways to make them fall for you. When the time is right, the person walks into your life and the rest that happens is simply effortless and you both just fit together perfectly.

Everything happens for a reason. Relationships have a way of failing when they are not right. The wrong ones who you end up liking, have a way of leaving after a while, only to make way for the right person to come along under the right circumstances and at the right time; to make all your bitter heartbreaks turn sweet. They come into your life because they were meant to. They take care of you like no one ever has and love you more than anyone else in the world and you know they will save your heart from breaking, ever again.


  1. Most of the relationships do seem to us like those typical KKHH stories. Just to wake up to reality, they are not.

    It's not always that the person whom you fall for, and one-fine-day realize that they're the ones you love.

    It's not always that the person who consoled you and had your back, during your low, is the one you love.

    More often than not, it's the one with whom you had that bitter heartbreak, and then try to turn that bitterness into something sweeter, like what that relationship deserves, knowing that the feelings you share are true, makes it sweet.

    That, for me, would be the perfect bittersweet heartbreak.


    -Setu Shah

  2. Well, it happens for real once you believe. :)
    Though I agree, not everyone will experience what's been written here, maybe not now but someday if they do, this post will be more easy to relate to.

    And well, Me experiencing this situation I wrote about does not necessarily mean everyone will get to meet the right person exactly the same way. I did, this way and I was just sharing my story as it is my personal blog.

    Thank you, nevertheless. :)

    1. Didn't object to the whole concept of it, I'm sorry if it seemed that way. Was just stating the possibility.

      Also, didn't mean to defy you or say that what you've found is false or deceptive.

      Just an opinion.

      It was a good read, regardless :).

      Keep writing!

      -Setu Shah

  3. Amazing :)
    And yes, I can relate... kind of, maybe halfway through?
    But maybe sometimes the right guy comes into our life just to show us through. I read this in Eat Pray Love, if you've read that book...

    "...People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that's what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that's holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life. A true soul mate is probably the most important person you'll ever meet, because they tear down your walls and smack you awake. But to live with your soul mate forever? Nah, too painful. Soul mates, they come into your life just to reveal another layer of yourself to you, and then they leave. And thank God for it."

    -Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat Pray Love

  4. It was just awesome like all your other stuffs.
    Amazingly written. I'm a fan of yours now. Such a complex issue and yet you explained it so naturally. Your writing flows very briskly. It's simply a treat to read your stuff. <3

  5. Hi Shrutee,

    Firstly, I loved the post and could totally relate to it may be coz I myself have experienced something very similar to this.

    So, this looks like personal experience more than wandering thoughts, right?

    And yeah, I loved the way you wrote things. I guess I'll have to follow you now :)

    Keep Writing,


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