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Why did she leave me?



Jun 30, 2018
My best friend of 1 year and I moved away for college together. She was depressed and suicidal and she said she had a dream to go away and start a new life with me. Her parents weren't helping much so I offered to support her until she was stable. I gathered money from my old jobs and helped her with our dorm,food,leisure etc. But when we arrived everything went down.We would fight as she was ungrateful and demanding, I had an alcohol addiction, and I was recovering from some trauma. Sometimes she’d slap me or bite me really hard which drew flashbacks on me. I was feeling traumatized by my past, and I was struggling with paying her expenses.

I tried to end my life and ended up in the hospital. She broke down and stayed there all night and saved me from the cops. After I got released, we started over and she took care of me. Anyway, we got into another fight which resulted in her telling me to go kill myself. I got drunk, and I grabbed her by the neck. We started hitting each other on the street. She began screaming for help. I ended up at the cops again. And the university began a disciplinary hearing against me. Then we decided that she’ll move out and go live with another friend.

For the next 2 months, it was a series of push and pull game. She would accuse me of telling everyone that I was still paying for her dorm and that I brought her dignity on the ground. We sat down to speak once after the police incident. She said "we tried and it won't work out. I don't want you. I feel nothing for you anymore." When I asked her what I've done to deserve this, she replied "I cared about you. And I was in love with you" after a pause she continued fast "as a friend."

She wiped my tears,hugged me and said what’s broken can’t be fixed and we had to forget each other as I wasn't the same person she knew. I felt guilty, and I wanted to get her back. One day I made her a surprise lunch with 2 of our friends (boys). They invited her over, and she made a scene. She sat down eventually, ate, and when it was time to talk, she said she’d never forgive me. She would stare into space, I almost evoked some emotion out of her, and then suddenly shake her head and say no I don't care. Later that day I saw her sitting alone, crying in the corridor and I sat beside her. She didn’t say anything, just leaned her head on me. A few days later, she bitched at me and made me cry. The next day, she sits with me and has a casual friendly talk over coffee. She was telling me she was sick at the hospital and she wished it was me to be there beside her, rather than the guy she was with. Then at night she fights with me again accusing me of nonsense. We sat talking for a long time, she held my hand and said she loved me so much, that she picked me over her boyfriend twice, but now her heart feels nothing for me anymore.

The next day, she saw me in the elevator and pushed me in my chest and ran off.The following day, I had bought her a teddy to apologize with. I kissed her forehead and said I’ll never approach her again and I accept that we’re over. 2 hours later, she came into the room and saw that I was going out with our friend and she came as well. At the cafe she was quiet. She got angry when she saw one of the waiters flirting with me and offering me free drinks and sarcastically called him "my boyfriend."

Before we were about to leave, she told me she felt sick and leaned on me for support. We got a cab, I took her and the other drunk friend to their room and told her I’d bring her some chocolate. I fed her and told her I’ll leave because I had to see my guy friends. She said she was not feeling well, and asked me if I want to stay with her. Then she wrapped her hand around my waist and cuddled me onto her bed and spoke to me about her problems until she slept.

In the morning we woke up together and left the room. Later she thanked me for taking care of her. At night I told her I had forgotten my clothes in her room and if we can go and get them together. She refused. The next day she insulted me and fought again to the point where she started breaking down and hitting herself. Then I got drunk and broken a bottle against the wall and was taken to the hospital. She knew I had my wrist stitched and didn’t bother to see me. Instead, she sent me some cruel texts saying she knew I spread rumors about her (which I didn’t and she knew that too). A few days later I found out some terrible things. She had told her long distance “boyfriend” about what was going on. She tried to extract information from the man (my ex best friend) who had sexually abused me (even though she hated him). She called me vulgar names and accused me of wanting it.

When we're alone she would say things that she's addicted to me and can't live without me or get over me. But infront of people she spreads my secrets and calling me manipulative, saying I was using my charm to get under their skin and get to her. Also adding rumors that I was a psychopath, obsessed, and gay. She claimed that when I was drunk, I tried to abuse her sexually. But what happened was, I was drunk, and I remember giving her neck a peck. She moaned and pulled me closer to her but then I got aggressive and pushed myself off her and yelled at her. Then she played the gay card: but here's the truth. But she had done some pretty questionable things. If she was afraid that I was gay, why would she jump into 1 bed and cuddle with me?

I believed we had a strong bond. Back home, she used to ask me to come over to her house when her parents slept and we'd smoke hookah and cuddle on her bed. We used to cuddle often either in bed or in the car. One day she acted weird and said she loved me then leaned in and kissed my nose. Then she asked where's my kiss? When we were apart, she used to call me every night when I finished work. We would day for hours everyday. And sometimes,she also used to send me revealing and seductive videos of herself .Then one day she had the nerve to tell me she had a dream where we made out after a fight and "maybe it would be a reality when we lived together."
After that neck kiss I gave her by accident, She had asked if I had feelings for her. I said no. And for me all of this was purely platonic.

I couldn't take it anymore and I decided to leave for the semester. The day I traveled, we met up coincidentally, and we spoke. She said I ruined everything between us and that we were over. I held her hand and hugged her for the last time and left. However, when I was at the airport, she kept calling me. She told me “I’m going back to my ex. Even though he cheated on me, at least he didn’t lay a hand on me. He gave me love and protection which you never did, you only gave me money, which I’ll give you back. You loved yourself more, and because of you I hate everyone.” Then she continued to call me at random times to insult and swear at me. The last conversation we had was her telling me we were toxic for each other. I haven’t heard from her for a while. I know I’m wrong as well and I have issues, and I’m already getting help for them. I want to move on and I'd like to get some clarity from her POV. Thank you for your time


Well-known member
Oct 30, 2010
Bristol, TN/VA, USA (near mountains and 6 hours fr
Her point of view will not be helpful to you at all and it would be best to let go of those kinds of thoughts.

She has treated you horribly. The two of you are toxic together.

Please continue to get help for you and understand what and why you participated in this damaging relationship. And how you can get healthy enough to leave it in the past and build a better future.

Take care of you and get that degree!


Active member
May 22, 2018
That relationship is toxic and destructive. Do you love her as a friend or as something more sexual?