I'm sorry to post in this section as I don't want to take away from anyone else's problems but today is three years since I experienced a painful rejection that still hurts. I have opened up a little about this rejection before, but not all the way. I liked this girl at school and I liked her for sometime. I sent her a card through the campus mail; it was a simple happy v day card and a poem i was writing for poetry writing class...it wasn't romantic or anything. anyway, on the 13th there was this thing in the campus pub and she sat next to me....with her back turned talking some other guy. I felt embarrased sitting there and I didn't want to stop them from talking. At some point, they left the pub and went somewhere...she wasn't old enough to drink so i guess she went to one of the apartments on campus. needless to say i wanted to get drunk to forget. at some point, i left for a moment and as I was entering the student center, I see her being carried out by her friends as she was clearly drunk. i felt bad and emailed her, though i think a friend of hers told her i was concerned because the next night she came up to me and we kind of talked. I say that because she kept walking away and coming back. finally i tried to open up a little more and day i would really like to get to know her more to which her response was to cut me off mid sentence to say she had to go finish her drink. she went back in the pub and drank her kiddie cocktail and talked to some other guy. i left. she has every right to talk to who she wanted to, but i didn't and still don't understand what the hell was so bad about me. there's more that happened later, but im not ready to go into it except that the things she would say not only hurt but were confusing and made me question who i was not only as a man, but as a person. im sorry for writing so much, and i know she isn't here to give her side of the story, but im not trying to pain her as a villain either.