Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Moving On

If were are deliberately hurt by someone special to us at they same we still incredibly in love with him/her, we tend to hang on into the relationship hoping we can still fix the damage and filled the void in it. We became deaf the words of advises from your friends, we choose to be blinded of the worst thing we see. We even give justification on what they do instead of scrutinizing it. And the funny thing about this, sometime we can even blame yourself why they cheated us rather than kicking them away in our life. I always heard this quote from Papa Jack that "Ang buhay natin, malaking trial and error ‘yan especially when it comes to love. The reality is walang formula ang pagmamahal. You let go, you fall in love." Yeah, it’s true walang tamang formula sa buhay at sa larangan ng pag-ibig, we stumble and then we learn to stand up again.

I also have a share experiences about love, heartaches and moving on. I stumble in the world of LOVE not only once nor twice but many times. I cried not only a bucket of tear but many of them and I also taste the fierceness of sleepless nights...haha. I witnesses how my friends cried over their broken relationships.

Why is it hard for us to move on from our previous relationships? And why we tend to linger the pain rather than leaving them.

1.) Acceptance.

As they said, the first thing to do in moving on is ACCEPTANCE. We always have a hard in accepting the fact "the hindi na pwde thing". The truth hurts us so much in accepting that we are not enough for them and we are not the reasons anymore the glints and smiles that we see in their eyes. And we are afraid of letting go the dreams we have painted that we gonna have a family and grow old together with man/woman.

2.) We always think that we cannot found someone better than them.

After the break up, first thing in our mind. What's life after this? How we gonna start again without them in our life? We came to the conclusion that we cannot found someone better than them that’s why we choose to cling on them even the pain shreds us everyday. But if you will just listened the small voice in you, you know you deserve someone much better.

3.) You're afraid of being alone.

If we are under the spell of love, we forgot our friends; we don't hang out with them anymore. We let our world surrounds with our special someone, that's the reason why we felt so alone the time they will leave us. But friends are friends, no matter what happens they will always be there for us. They are more than willing to listen with our pains and wipe our tear kahit may kasamang batok iyan.haha

4.) The fear of being to be at pain again.

Nobody wants to undergo pain and depression since these are the hardest emotions to deal with. Everytime you meet someone new, the fear from
the past will hunt you that this person might hurt you as well. We always forgot that the scars from the past will help to be stronger and wiser and teach us to love again.

I know moving on is not an overnight process it will take a long time to linger the pain before you can forget about it. It took you a lot of sleepless nights and tears before you can cope the loneliness of missing of that special person in your life. Why not take it slowly, live, endure and embrace the pain until such time it can’t affect you anymore. Let yourself cry walang naman mamatay dyan, isang araw mapapagod ka din,haha.. Then you started to smile again at tatawa ka na lang sa mga pinagdadaan mo. Kailan na ba ang tamang panahon na dapat tayo mag let go sa isang relationship. I saw this blog while I was browsing in the net I know it help that’s why I like to post this.

Top 12 Signs It’s Time To Move On From A Relationship

#1.  When you live in past memories more than the present.

Do you replay the happy moments of the relationship to make you feel good about it? Do you use them as reasons to continue on with him/her?
If so, it’s a sign your current relationship isn’t how you want it to be. I realized the more we live in the past memories and/or a self-created future, the more we are living in a self-created reality. This is dangerous since it’s not reflective of the actual state of the relationship.
You have to remember your relationship with the person exists in the current moment. Not in the past. Past memories should remain as memories and not as a reason to stay together. Your decision on whether to stay with the person should be based on your current feelings for him/her, the actual state of the relationship and the future you see with him/her.

#2.  When the relationship brings you more pain than joy.
Sometimes, we tend to be blinded by the past happy moments of the relationship. To the extent we forget about all the unhappiness it brings us. If your relationship leaves you frustrated/upset/unhappy more often than not; If your relationship is leaving you in tears every so often, perhaps this might not be the right person for you. The relationship you are in now should be one which brings you happiness now. Just like #1, if the main source of happiness of your relationship is from past memories, something is amiss.

#3. When he/she expects you to change.
The truest form of love is one that’s unconditional. Your partner shouldn’t expect you to change, unless it’s for your well-being (such as to quit smoking or to adopt a healthier diet). Some of my friends had ex-boyfriends who wanted them to change, such as to dress up more often to look prettier or to lose weight when said friend was of healthy weight. There was even one who actually suggested my friend to shave her arm and leg hair because he felt it a given for girls!

The issue here isn’t about you. The issue isn’t about the change itself either. The issue is about the expectation of you to change. While some requests may start off seemingly normal/benign, they will quickly build on over time. Even as you concede to the requests, more will come. It marks the first step of him/her trying to mold you into his/her expectations of you, rather than you growing into your own.

#4. When you stay on, expecting he/she will change.

The above applies for the other person as much as it applies for you. If you are staying on / getting into the relationship expecting the
person to change, you are in this for the wrong reason. You are trying to change the person to fit your expectations, rather than accept
him/her as the individual he/she is.

Even if the person does changes, soon you will have something else you want him/her to change. You will never be fully satisfied with how he/she is. The worst thing is, if the other person isn’t conscious, he/she will keep changing just to fit your expectations. In the end, he/she will just end up being your shadow.

This happened between my ex-best friend, K, and me. While we were not in a romantic relationship, some issues we faced in our friendship are probably similar to what others face in their romantic relationships. Through our friendship, I began to see him as an extension of me, rather than as a separate individual. K did not have a very strong self-identity at the time, so unfortunately he kept changing to fit what I wanted. In the end, he was became my shadow. After 10 years of friendship, we had to part ways, because it was the better path for us to grow as individuals – for him to grow into his own, and for me to grow into my own as well.

#5. When you keep justifying his/her actions to yourself.

Whenever we experience a situation we’re uncomfortable about, we
experience cognitive dissonance. It refers to the discomfort from
being faced with something that conflicts against our beliefs. When
this happens, we try to come up with explanations, justifications so
we can feel good about the situation.

This if we feel the need to justify an action, that means we are
uncomfortable with the action itself and we want to explain away the
discomfort. The danger behind this is that the explanations are
self-created and may or may not be true. If  you are repeatedly
justifying his/her actions, the relationship becomes built on your
rationalizations, rather than the reality. Likelihood is that you are
living in your world of false assurances rather than the truth.
#6. When he/she is causing you emotional/physical/verbal hurt.
Physical and verbal abuse are definite no-no’s. There is clearly
something wrong if the other party abuses/hits/curses/swears at you,
no matter how he/she tries to make up for it later. Even if it may be
the spur of the moment, the fact that he/she lets slip in that moment
shows there is something deep inside him/her that needs addressing.

Emotional hurt is trickier. A lot of people negate emotional hurt
because it’s not visible. Ignore it, and it’s not there. But emotional
hurt is hurt all the same, if not worse. The wounds that are hardest
to heal are the emotional ones, not the physical ones.

I was emotionally hurt by G when he flippantly led me on with his
words and behavior, even after I told him not to do it. This had a
lingering effect on me for years even after I broke away, which took a
long while to heal. Even though he may not have realized what his
words/actions did to me, the fact was that he wasn’t conscious enough
about my feelings to realize the hurt he was causing me.

The point of this example isn’t to persecute anyone, but to illustrate
that the other party should be someone who respects you and is
conscious enough of your feelings/well-being not to let you be hurt.
If he/she has caused you hurt, you need to bring it to his/her
awareness and address it together. Keeping mum about it is like
handing a free pass to let the hurting behavior continue. If the same
thing happens even after you have made efforts to address it, you need
to reevaluate the relationship. If he/she can’t care for you properly,
he/she might not be the right person for you.

#7. When the same situation/issue recurs even though you tried addressing it.

Once might be a coincidence. Twice, you might want to give another

chance. But 3 times is a clear sign something is wrong. I finally
realized nothing was coming out from the relationship between G and I
after our loop played out the third time. Each time, I did what I
could to make it work out, but it always stopped at the same end. It
was more than enough evidence that this was the end.

Do you find yourself in replay mode in your relationship? Do you keep
landing in the same situation, the same scenario, the same outcome,
time and again, no matter what you do? If so, perhaps you need to
accept this is the furthest the relationship can get to. You can keep
pressing on, but it’s a matter of time before it sinks in that there’s
nothing further to go. This is the end of the road. There is a future
for you and him/her, and this relationship isn’t the route to that

#8. When he/she puts little to no effort in the relationship.
Every relationship requires effort by the duo. The same applies for
familial bonds, friendships, mentorships and most definitely love.
Both of you have to commit to the relationship together. If you are
constantly the one putting in more effort, sooner than later it’ll
drain you. You have to give more and more just to keep the
relationship afloat. Unless this imbalance is addressed, it will only
become bigger and bigger over time. Soon you sink your whole self into
it, losing your self identity in the process.

When you see relationships where one is investing way more effort than
the other, they are usually headed to doomsville. Some of my friends
were in such situations. They invested themselves into their
relationships and poured in their hearts and souls. Their partners, on
the other hand, only put in a fraction of that. They barely cared – it
seemed as if the relationship was just a nice add-on to their lives,
rather than something they really valued. Soon, said partners began
drifting away. My friends kept giving more and more, hoping they could
salvage the situation. This only slowed down breaking off process but
didn’t prevent it.

Don’t get me wrong – it is possible for a relationship to last even
when one party is putting in more effort than the other. However, are
you prepared to do that for the rest of your life? Is your ideal
relationship partner someone who doesn’t care to invest as much effort
into the relationship as you? I personally think all of us deserves
someone who treasures us fully, who wants to be with us as much as we
want to be with us. To have it any other way is like having a car with
a tyre busted – it’ll keep moving in a slant until it eventually
drives off the cliff.

#9. When your fundamental values and beliefs are different.
For any friendship or relationship to work out, there has to be
certain similarity in fundamental values. Similarity in these values
are the big rocks which will hold the friendship in place. Even if
other things are dissimilar, the big rocks will enable the friendship
to weather through even the toughest storms ahead.

#10. When the relationship holds you back, hence preventing both of
you from growing as individuals.

A relationship is ultimately a third entity formed due to two
individuals. Every relationship evolves based on how both parties are
growing. Sometimes both parties grow at the same pace. There are times
where the relationship is one of stagnancy, where both parties don’t
grow. Then there are times when one outgrows the other, by a large

When this happens, you have two options (i) change the dynamics of the
relationship to fit this new development, or change yourself  to
maintain the same dynamics. As I shared above, it’s most important to
first be true to ourselves. Determine who you are and who you want to
be, then decide if this relationship is one that is compatible with
you. A relationship that hinders you from growing into your own isn’t
the best one for you. On top of that, if you are not able to grow into
your own, chances are your partner is facing a similar blockage as
well. A real relationship should be one that enables you in your
personal life journey, so you can then enable your partner in his/her
life journeys as well.

#11.When you stay on, expecting things to get better.

This is similar to #1, except it pertains to the future. Just like how
you don’t live in the past, you don’t live in the future. You can hope
that the future will be better, but the fact is you live now. If the
only thing that’s making you hold on is the hope of a better future,
the relationship isn’t exactly built on solid grounds. The future you
wish for is one of the many possibilities that can occur, a
possibility that may never come to reality. It’s dangerous to base the
fate of the relationship on something that might not occur. A building
built on a shaky foundation will crash to an unsightly end when the
foundation gives way.

#12. When neither of you feel the same way about each other.

Things change. People change. If the feelings are no longer there,
it’s time to move on. Some of you might linger on in a relationship
even though the feelings are gone. Perhaps it has become part of your
routine and you don’t know what to do once you break away. Some of you
continue on because the relationship still serves certain functional
purposes, such as companionship.

Yet, a relationship without the mutual feelings is like a body without
a heart. There’s no soul or life in it. If you no longer have feelings
for the other party, staying on is doing the other person an
injustice. More importantly, it’s doing you a huge injustice. It’s
best for him/her and you to part ways so you can move to better

If the other person doesn’t have feelings for you anymore, holding on
to him/her only drags out the misery. Realize that “True love doesn’t
have a happy ending, because true love never ends. Letting go is one
way of saying I love you.” Just because you love the person doesn’t
mean you have to be with the person. True love exists outside of the
physical fabric of a relationship. This is just a form of expression
of love, but in no way is the single definition of love.

I’ll end off this article with a final quote:

There are things that we never want to let go of, people we never want
to leave behind. But keep in mind that letting go isn’t the end of the
world, it’s the beginning of a new life.– Author Unknown

Monday, July 30, 2012


He was a child the time I met him. They used to be our neighbor. He was 7 years old while I am 10, his mother always told me to take good care of him. As time goes by, I saw the little boy grown up and transform into a handsome teenager boy. I know a lot girls go crazy over this little boy whom I treat always as my younger brother. Time flew so fast and my elementary days were over and I have to leave him. As I remember he was teary eyed during my graduation day while he was telling me that I'm gonna leave him. I just smile at him at that time and told him "you're old enough to take care of yourself". Then high school days come, crushes and everything came over...haha. But at that time I was serious with my studies though my crush naman ako but they are not my priorities..haha. I was in 3rd year level when this little boy came over into our school. I saw how those girls got crushed on this little boy I know pero gwapo na...haha. We still managed to say hi to each other, sometimes he asked questions about my crush and everything pero tinatawanan ko lang siya, sabi ko ano ka ba bata ka pa kahit a lot of girls go crazy over your handsome face. Then my high school days is over and then again we have to say goodbye's to each other and I know I'm gonna miss this handsome boy I used to take good care of. College days come and I need to transfer to city since malayo ang amin. I became busy with my studies and I rarely go home though I still have news about this little boy I used to know, instead na mag-aral siya he need to work because of financial problem of his family. Sometimes we still see each other and talk and I always tease him how many girls made him cry...hahaha.. and same thing with him he always ask me if I have boyfriend. I always tell him that having a relationship is not my priority, he always laughed on this thing. The college days is over, I became busy with my work and years passed I forgot already this handsome little boy. Isang hindi magandang ngyari na ngmeet kami ulit and talk, it was the burial of my lola. He approached and ask me if I'm ok, I smile at him and said "yeah". And then we talk everything since matagal din kaming di nag-usap. He suddenly ask me, "What age daw ako mg aasawa". I smile at him and said maybe at the age of 27 since I was still on my 24 and he was in his 21. Nabigla ako ng sinabi niya na hihintayin kita, natawa ko sabay sabi ikaw loko2x ka talaga noh isali mo pa ako, he was just stare at me and smile and the conversation ends there. And I think it was last year we meet again. I was at SM looking for a foam I guess forgot ko na what Ive been looking at that time. When someone called my name when I looked back it was the handsome boy, he was one of sales rep at SM. He approached me and ask if I married already. I said "NO" and tease him about the girl he got pregnant. He smile and said "Oo nga eh, I can't fulfill my promise to marry you", I burst into laughter sabi ko serious ka doon. Then he answered me ikaw lang naman hindi seryoso sa akin...napa owww lang ako...haha.. wala kasi ako maisip at that time co's for me he was just a handsome little boy I used to treat as my younger brother. 

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

storm strikes

Lord God sorry for those times that I have questioned your way, sorry for those time I became busy with other things and we forgot about you...

These words catches my attention during the mass this afternoon. I felt so guilty. It strikes and eloped my soul. I closed my eyes and reflect those words. It made me cry cos I know I have done this thing not only once but many times. Sometimes, I forgot that things happen for a reason, it can give us a lesson and it can make us stronger.  But human being as we are, we are subject to our weakness, we can easily lure in our sadness, we always think the negative side of our story, iniisip natin if kaya if  this going to stop. But we never think the positive side of that story and the lesson that we might learn. Pero minsan we never think the sorrows we experienced were the cause of our own actions. God sometimes uses the most painful weapon to wake up us from our deep sleep because He don't want us to be away from HIM. He test us in so many ways, He let people come and go in our life, in some point they can make us smile, they can filled the emptiness that we had but the irony of it, these persons also can hurt us too much. Papa Jack once said "Ang buhay daw ang isang mahabang biyahi, madaming sasakay, marami kang makilala at ma meet pero minsan hindi mo napansin, nakababa na pala ang iba". I have meet different people in my life with different genras, some were young and some were mature enough that they can influenced me with many good things in life. 

But today just a minute ago I've been so happy, why? because, because my ever dearest friend of mine whom I miss too much make pansin over me...haha.. It's been few months since we have a cold war. I don't know what I have done why he suddenly changed, pero naisip ko sa tagal ng pinagsamahan I can say kilala ko na siya ng slight..haha.. I ask him but I got no reply so hinayaan ko na siya cos I know deep inside  I didnt do anything, and I know also one day everything will be fine, even before we have times na di kami ngpapansinan but we let the burdens pass until such time na maging ok na. I just hope na everything will be back to normal just like before...hmmm I miss him much...hehe

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Ghost in the Past..

Lately, I've been thinking a topic  to write but everytime I am in the front of my laptop I can't think of anything  I got suddenly immobilized but the funny thing is when I am in the middle of my work different topics will come in my mind..haha...  But yesterday while I was working I was also listening a afternoon program of Papa Joe, the Papa Jack of Cebu, he also give advises about love and anything. Then there was one caller who has a problem on love then after he give his advises to that certain caller Papa Joe plays song about lost love at same time teasing to the listeners like "oi naka remember siya or oi ng regret siya then oi nihilak na siya...haha" I was really laughing til my heart content. But I realized something in my situation am I ready to fall inlove again at same time to be hurt again...haha... It's been several months  I've been single and still counting...hahaha.. I was noting myself, am I really ready or the fear was still there?. Thus, this is it the first time I've been in this berth, for several times I stumbled in the agony of love...chusss...haha...Sometimes, I came to the point that I told myself that I don't want to fall inlove again but one thing I realized the more I fall down with love, the time I will go up the more I became more stronger...haha..chusss.. maybe I will just wait the time come that there is someone who come and can efface this fear...chuss