I have had unrequited feelings for someone who valued me as a friend but found someone else. I have had to cease contact as too painful. Every time I think about it I feel a pain in my chest and this immense sadness and loss also for a lost friendship.. He would have loved to stay friends but I have had to let go, I just cannot do it. It has also triggered past losses and painful memories and trying to get through a dark time in my life. Can anyone relate? It would be so good to hear others stories as the loneliness and loss gets unbearable each day...thanks Ellie.