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Re: James G: Love is not a situation to be sat down over and logically deconstructed into mind-mapped pathways of progressing toward or away from. The connection you have developed with this individual will likely be held in your heart for years to come. While not presuming to know how deeply you feel for them, if it is certain your feelings will not be returned, you must make the painful choice to understand your happiness in not limited to the romantic future you hoped, but will never have, with this individual. Love is the fabric of our shared reality (though this may not always appear to be the case) and exists all around us, in many forms, in many faces. While you may not experience love in the way you envisioned with this person, know the components of that love you pined for exist all around you, and have likely existed around you all this time. What would this relationship have provided you with that you can’t experience in others, or in other experiences? Surely, if we all thought this way all the time, no one would be in fulfilling relationships. But when you have tortured yourself with the belief that unrequited affection is the stopper in love’s flow into your life, you must realize that it continues to exist in the people, places and experiences you know now, and in the ones you don’t yet. If it is not totally certain your feelings will never be returned, know that love can loop around and return into your life in a multitude of different ways. Keep your heart open, and trust life to collaborate with love in ways that will one day be requited, romantically or otherwise.