My heart was broken when I walked in on my dad bringing in the Christmas presents at my Memaw's house, learning first hand that Santa is only real in Coca Cola commercials. It was broken whenever I fell in love with theater only to have my director become an evil, psychotic Ursula like witch who ruined my love for the art. Again, after my first time, and I realized that you can't buy the first pair of shoes that you try on. (Or the second...or 17th...) And again and again and again.
The thing that I've learned, and if I can impart any wisdom upon you, is that if love is going to happen, then it's going to happen. If it's meant to work out, it will. It will not be easy, but it won't be a fight to hold on to the relationship. You cannot make somebody love you, and even if you knew the secret art of love spells so powerful as to turn somebody's affections to you, I think mythology has taught us that never works out. The question here is, would you really want to spend the rest of your life with someone knowing they're only with you against their will? You cannot possibly want that.
If that other person simply does not want to spend their life with you, it is healthier to move on, and to allow them to do the same. If it is going to work out, it will.
BTW, you must see He's just not that into you. It's great. Honest and beautifully written. Also, included at the bottom of this posting is my favorite break-up song. It's written and performed by Maria Mena. It always reminds me that, no matter how much I loved - or thought I loved - that other person, I cannot change what happened.
Side note: When you finally find that love, the one you'll be with forever, you'll feel absolutely amazing! Trust me. It's totally worth waiting for.
Love and Lyte,