“Almost Lovers”: The Ones Who Make Heartbreak Bearable

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“Almost Lovers”: The Ones Who Make Heartbreak Bearable

Illustration: Sushant Ahire

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t all started when I was 18 and in a difficult long-distance relationship that was bound to fail. It was only a matter of time. So, like any regular millennial, I turned to the internet for comfort and stumbled upon a guy who I was acquainted with, but wasn’t friends with – had my circumstances not been desperate I wouldn’t have befriended him. With my absent boyfriend and growing loneliness, this guy and I developed a friendship. We were filling certain voids in each other’s lives.

It wasn’t supposed to mean much. But at that moment, it was everything.

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