10 of the most excruciating stories of unrequited love that you'll ever hear

10 of the most excruciating stories of unrequited love that you'll ever hear

Few things are more painful than love gone awry. While wounds heal and cruel words eventually cease to matter, heartbreak can leave you feeling bereft for years. Irrespective of whether this is because of a protracted breakup, or a result of a fling which inexplicably fizzled out; one thing is for certain, you don't feel as if you're going to get over it until you do. But while no two experiences are alike, I think we can all agree that some heartbreaks are harder to get over than others.

One form of despair that has captivated the human consciousness since the dawn of mankind, and has been immortalised in poetry, prose, music - you name it - ever since, is unrequited love. I mean, just check out these 10 stories, which unequivocally prove that it's absolutely excruciating. 

1. How dare he
2. Aren't men the worst
3. Oh dear
4. No, no and no 
5. And she went to so much effort too... 
6. Were you though, really? 
7. This is too much 
8. Crazy
9. At least you got a good story out of it... 
10. Yes, it really really is

Well, there you have it. I bet your embarrassing breakups are looking a lot better in comparison...

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