March 28, 2020
My Boyfriend Died But He Still Goes Online

My Boyfriend Died But He Still Goes Online


Hello! My name is Michelle, I am seventeen years
old. My story is about a broken heart and a tremendous
amount of stress, which I experienced and, as it seems to me, made me stronger. This is a story about the death of my online
boyfriend and how it changed the future of two people. And I hope these changes will be for the better. For about six months, I had a long distance
relationship with a guy named Daniel. We met on the Internet on a specific message
board. It was an old fashioned board, where people
still preferred to hide their real names behind nicknames, and real life photos behind pretty
pictures. Daniel and I started a conversation, which
we continued in private. For a while we were just chatting, until I
began to share some very personal things with Dan. I began to trust this guy a lot, perhaps even
more than I trusted my friends in real life. At the same time, Daniel told me practically
nothing about himself. I just knew that he and I both lived in Texas,
but in different cities. I also knew that Dan was a little older than
me. But this only made him more attractive for
me – so far every relationship with a guy of my age had ended disastrously for me. And I also liked the halo of mystery surrounding
Daniel. He did not have a single account on the internet
where he would show his real name or post his real photos. This I could easily relate to — only six
photos had appeared on my poor Instagram in two years. But Dan, for some reason, did not want to
show me what he looked like even in private messages. Nor did he want to meet with me in real life. Or even just talk to me on Skype, so that
I could hear his voice. I was a little frustrated, but still did not
perceive it as a problem. I thought that everything would happen when
the timing was right. And it never occurred to me that Dan might
not be who he seemed at all. I rather imagined that perhaps Dan was very
ugly or unhealthy… I could only guess. But all this was not important to me. For me, the inner world of a person really
matters much more than their outer shell. Well… when I received a phone call from
a number unknown to me, I saw no reason to not believe what a rather unpleasant female
voice told me. The voice belonged to somebody named Danielle
and, making sure that I was Michelle, she said that Dan had passed away. Danielle told me that she was Dan’s twin
sister, hence the similar names, and added that she knew about her brother’s relationship
with me. According to her, Dan had been terminally
ill for quite a long time, and that was the reason he did not want to see me, but now,
everything was over. He was dead. After that, Danielle hung up. I tried several times to call her back to
at least find out the details, but she did not pick up the phone. This might seem strange, but I really was
in love with Dan. Everything was real for me, so just imagine
how you would feel if your boyfriend or girlfriend died. I sometimes read our chats in messengers and,
of course, I saw that Dan never showed-up as “online” again. But on the message board where we met, his
account … was online after Danielle’s call. I sent Dan a message, but of course there
was no answer. Later I thought that it was probably his sister
or one of his friends who was using Dan’s laptop and the message board page had simply
opened by default … But I still could not get it out of my head. I wanted to know more! I only had Danielle’s phone number, so I decided
to start with searching it on the internet. Not really hoping for success, of course,
but what if I got lucky? I used different search engines and web archives,
until finally I saw a match. This number was used in some pretty old ad
for the sale of some junk on Craigslist. The announcement was clearly outdated, but
it indicated a specific address for pickup. I had no other options. The next weekend I went to the neighboring
city to visit this address. There I saw a rather ordinary house, not very
large in size. I worked up all my courage and knocked on
the door. I don’t know what I was expecting but definitely
not what happened next… a child opened the door for me. But there was a boy who was about twelve who,
seriously and even a little sternly, asked me who I was. Another boy, five years younger, peered out
from behind him. I asked them to call an adult, when suddenly
a short woman who was about thirty appeared and stood between the children and me. I recognized her voice. It sounded better live, but it was definitely
the voice of Danielle. I introduced myself and suddenly Danielle
told me to leave. She looked nervous, spoke in a muffled voice,
and looked around as if she was waiting for somebody. I did not say a word when an elderly man with
a stern look came out of the house. In a very authoritative manner he demanded
that I introduce myself and explain what I needed. This man looked so menacing and aggressive
that I was confused and could not clearly explain what I was doing at their door. Then the man demanded that I get off of his
private property and he literally pushed Danielle and the children inside the house. After that he slammed the door right in front
of my face. Well, I had nothing to do but to go back home. I think you have already come to the same
conclusion as I have. I began to think that Dan had never existed. Daniel and Danielle — seriously, who would
give these names to twins? I don’t know why this woman needed this,
but when I realized that my story was a lie, my pain was gone. Better to be deceived than to mourn the death
of a loved one. But that is not the end of the story. I received a call from Danielle again. This time she asked me to meet. She was at the railway station in my city
and told me that she was waiting for me in the cafeteria at the station, and that she
was extremely short on time. I doubted whether I should agree to meet,
but decided to give her a chance to explain herself so I could close this gestalt. We met. It was very strange to sit at the same table
with Danielle, but the first thing she did was apologize to me. She confirmed all my guesses that it was her
who was hiding behind Dan’s name. Then Danielle asked me not to jump to conclusions
that she was some kind of a psycho, seeking attention from girls on the internet. She was not even a lesbian and, in fact, she
did not have any romantic feelings for me. Danielle reminded me that I was the one who
took the first step in my relationship with Dan … and that was true. But I still did not understand why she needed
to invent Dan, and asked for an explanation. Danielle stared at her cup of coffee, although
before that she was not afraid to look into my eyes, and she said that it had all started
when she was eighteen years old. At that time, she met the man who kicked me
out of their house when I came to see her. Once, he seemed to Danielle, to be good enough
to fall in love with, marry, and even give birth to his child at such an early age, but
later she realized that she had made a serious mistake. Soon after their son was born, this man literally
locked Danielle inside the house. He did not allow her to try to get a higher
education, he was absolutely opposed to the idea of her getting at least a part time job,
and he forced Danielle to cut all her ties with her old friends. She could only communicate with her parents,
and they were dense enough to believe that this attitude was good for Danielle. Danielle, of course, was thinking about getting
a divorce, but she essentially had nowhere to go. And a few years later her husband made Danielle
give birth to another child. Of course, she hurriedly added, she loves
her second son and does not regret that he was born, but this was not her decision. Her husband decided absolutely everything
for Danielle. This woman told me directly that she was really
afraid of her husband, but I had already seen that for myself. I saw a woman who, for many years, was subjected
to at least psychological abuse. And Danielle invented Daniel in order to have
the illusion of a life and self-confidence, at least on the internet. It was the only place where her husband did
not poke his nose, but still, to be on the safe side, Danielle had chosen a male alter
ego. Moreover, according to her logic, a man would
never end up in the situation in which she, a woman, found herself. I think that when I realized that Danielle
was simply solving her psychological problems at my expense, I was finally ready to forgive
her and let this story go. I felt sorry for her. I clearly understood this when I saw how meticulously
Danielle kept track of time. As if she was afraid to miss the train and
arouse the suspicion and anger of her husband. I could not forget this conversation at the
station, it touched me really deeply. A week later, I gathered my courage and told
my mother… almost everything – except that my acquaintance with Danielle began as a virtual
romance. And you know, my mother immediately understood
how serious the situation was and said that we should help Danielle. I was thinking exactly the same thing! We did not know whether Danielle’s husband
controlled her phone calls and text messages, so I sent her something like a formal invitation
to the forum where we met when she was pretending that she was Dan. Danielle understood everything and logged
in! Then I let my mother talk to her – Danielle
was no longer posing as a guy, so my mother did not have any questions. They exchanged messages for about an hour,
and my mother found the right words to convince Danielle to take her children and flee from
her husband. We waited for an opportunity for several months,
and once, when Danielle’s husband was not at home, we arrived in our car and took Danielle,
along with the boys, and a minimum of their belongings. She is now in a shelter for women who are
victims of domestic violence. Thank you for listening to my story! After all that has happened, I’m thinking
about helping women who are in the same situation that Danielle was in. Support me and don’t forget to like this video.

100 thoughts on “My Boyfriend Died But He Still Goes Online

  1. Are we not gonna talk about the fact that in the thumbnail her boyfriends name is joe and nobody has made a joke about it

  2. Your art style is getting much better. Still the joint made animated characters, but overall not bad. Story was okay, not the best but not the worst.

  3. "The next title will be I farted the world biggest fart and made the world go under"

    Have a beautiful day and God bless you !😊❤💗

  4. Lmao this girls so stupid. Here’s what happened/ what most likely happened.

    The girl who called IS Daniel. She wanted to tell her that he’s dead so she would stop asking to see “him”all the time. Then this Daniella girl goes online resuming her activities thinking this girl won’t notice. It’s not rocket science to notice this….

  5. next title: i got an angle pregnant and then god kicked me out of heaven so i died but i didnt die so i got another girl pregnant so she got an abortion so i killed her

  6. Im guessing it was Daniel's twin SISTER
    wait,can we rewind that a little bit?
    HE said that.. Dan passed away..

    I'm not buying it.

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