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A Reddit post by a woman who explained her mixed emotions at receiving an out-of-the-blue apology from her first boyfriend during lockdown prompted dozens of Been several yrs to share details of their own experiences. The BBC spoke to a man who has sent two unexpected lockdown apologies - and to a woman who has received one. It was another Friday evening in lockdown, of staring at a computer screen, toggling between news sites and social media, when the from James arrived.

Irina waited a beat, trying to recall the last time she had thought of her first boyfriend, before clicking it open. She had been 16 and ready for a boyfriend when she met James. It seemed like a normal step a girl her age should take. Born in Moscow, Irina had come to the UK on a two-week student exchange and liked the education system here. At the age of 14 she told her parents she wanted to leave Russia and go to a British boarding school.

After initial hesitation, they gave in. Irina's mother had been a railway conductor from a rural part of Russia when she fell in love with Irina's father, a passenger on her train. She was 19, he was Weeks later she packed her bags and knocked on his door, 1, miles away, informing him that they should now live together. How could they deny their daughter her own big adventure? Arriving in England, Irina felt the culture shock immediately. Growing up in Moscow, Irina's inner-city school Been several yrs been, in her words, "hardcore". There were fights in the toilets and open bullying.

Here, she was amused by mandatory chapel visits and the invisible social hierarchies of an English school. Irina found her way into the ecosystem and made friends. Over time, and after a giggly afternoon in a park, one boy in particular caught her eye. James fitted the brief for a cool boyfriend. He was cute. He was funny. At 17, he was a year older than Irina.

He was tall, too. They texted over the next few weeks, and soon their relationship became official, though the cracks appeared right away. In public there were jokes at Irina's expense among their mutual friends.

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In private, James was frustrated if she appeared to be better than him at some things. Eventually, two years later, Irina was told by mutual friends that James had confessed he'd cheated on her. Irina ended the relationship abruptly, distancing herself as best she could, telling him she didn't want contact. She moved to a different city for university and a fresh start. James texted sporadically over the next couple of years - always on her birthday, and to wish her happy new year.

Eventually, after one exchange, Irina suggested to James that for them to successfully move on it would be better if they cut contact altogether. James' response was swift and icy. He wasn't trying to get back together with Irina, he wrote. Then he told her to never message him again. Irina stared at the message and responded, Lol. That, she decided, would be the end of this chapter of her life. Years passed and Irina moved again, settling into a tech job. Now at ease making friends, she found her rhythm in a new city. When coronavirus hit, Irina's work sent her a keyboard and a large monitor so she could work Been several yrs home.

In the word-message, James explained that lockdown had forced him to assess his own past behaviour, and he felt he owed her an apology for his immaturity all those years ago. He apologised about how he had behaved, saying that he felt mortified when he read the texts he had sent her.

And then he made a stunning confession. He had never actually cheated on Irina - that too had been a lie to impress their friends. He went on to write that he had been volunteering to help vulnerable communities during lockdown and now was a time for true reflection and for people to be kinder to one another. Transported back in time, with a mix of emotions she hadn't felt in years, Irina went for a walk to clear her head. When she got back, she decided to reply. She told him Been several yrs be kind to himself and said that everyone has made mistakes, especially when they are young.

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And then she addressed his apology. I don't have a reaction to your apology. Perhaps I have forgiven you, perhaps I stopped caring. I hope it brings you closure to know I feel no ill feelings towards you. She thought for a moment, wondering if this was a fair response. He's the only one who can give it to himself - forgive himself. Irina sent the and went back to her computer, her evening and her life. The last time he'd seen her she was on the floor of her room, curled up in the foetal position, tears and hiccups breaking up her breathing.

He left her that way. She wanted him to. This was the end result of a long and emotional conversation, and the conclusion of their eight-month relationship. He thought of her occasionally in the years that followed. They still followed each other on social media. But she had faded into memory, a college girlfriend.

Now, seven years later, that image kept popping back into Chris's mind: Sarah on the floor in tears. Chris began lockdown on 10 March, the day the US National Emergency Commission advised restaurants and bars to close, and a presidential directive asked people to work from home where they could. The week before, a typical day for him started at 5. He'd work out with his colleagues at the army base in Missouri where he worked as an IT engineer, go home, shower, eat and go back to the base.

He lived alone in an Been several yrs nearby. After finishing work he'd go home again and either go out with friends, or make dinner and hang out online until it was time for bed. With lockdown came a lot of free time. At first he kept busy.

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But after 10 days of Zoom calls and YouTube workouts and the whole second season of Succession, his mind kept going back to that image of his first girlfriend. He'd met Sarah when they were 18, at a military academy. As teenagers at the start of their career with the US Army, they shared all their problems with each other. As the months went by, though, Sarah's troubled relationship with her family began to consume her, according to Chris, and he felt ill-equipped Been several yrs help.

When he finally told her all this, saying he didn't think they could carry on, Sarah dissolved into tears on the floor. She was devastated. This was too abrupt an end to their relationship, she said. They avoided each other for the rest of their time at the academy, sometimes awkwardly. Then they graduated and went their separate ways, and that's how it stayed - until, on 19 March, Chris sent Sarah a text.

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Sarah, I understand that it's been a long time, but I really feel that the way that we ended things wasn't right, and the way that I treated you at the end of our relationship was a disservice to you. I know we've both had a lot of time Been several yrs from each other and I would really like to make that up to you.

I really hope you're doing well. I'm doing great! She brought him up to speed on her new teaching job, which she loved. And, she added excitedly, she had a much better relationship with her parents. Emboldened by the warmth of their interaction, Chris decided to text a second ex. Well, ex may be a stretch. Lisa and Chris had matched on Tinder in They lived in different cities. She lived in Washington DC, where Chris had family. In the beginning they had video chats but that gradually decreased.

They saw each other every few months, hooking up when they were in the same place.

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