Thanks Cherry!And "tossed me aside like a piece of garbage" - I am so sorry to hear that's how you feel. I have experienced that also. It's an awful feeling. I wonder if we should tell those people that's how they made us feel or just leave it.
I'm too nice when i liked someone. I instead apologised to him for things that weren't even terrible haha.
It definitely makes me question how well I can read people and whether I can trust others or not.
Now I wonder sometimes if the entire way we interacted with each other was always only a facade from his point of view, even when he was eager and initiated contact all the time himself. As I mentioned previously, we were friends before - or at least I thought we were. But in the end of the day, unless he approaches me to talk things out, I will never know. Nothing I can do about it.
I already feel that I am more cautious now around people.
But going forward, I don't want that to hold me back from what I stand for and what my own goals are in life.
I'm sorry you had to go through that as well. I think not wanting to hear anything negative or potentially having guilt projected onto them, is why people chose to handle situations that way and become silent. I doubt pointing it out is helpful as that seems to be the exact scenario they want to avoid.
Also, if someone can disappear from your life like that, I don't think your opinion matters much to that person anyway.