Any cases of seperation without breaking up?

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    Jan 10, 2011 1:48 AM GMT
    Like you need time to think things out, about your relationship.
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    Jan 10, 2011 9:33 AM GMT
    He's in school right now, currently in Washington DC. We broke up this past summer because I'm ready to settle down (I'm 28 and in a career) and he's still up in the air (21 and undergrad).

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    Our relationship is/was marriage material. But, he freaked out about committing while he was in undergrad to the first person he's ever dated/slept with. And I can't say that I blame him. I've had my fun, and think he should have a chance to do the same.

    So, we decided to break up with the understanding that hopefully a few years down the road, we can pick it back up again.

    I'm not holding my breath. I understand that the likelihood of it actually working out is slim, but ... I can't help it. Still in love with the fucker.

    Oh well. Guess only time will tell. icon_confused.gif
  • drypin

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    Jan 10, 2011 9:35 AM GMT
    Sounds strongly like breaking up in stages. I think there's nothing unusual about dealing with ambivalence in a relationship - after 15 wonderful years together I find it still crops up for a short while every few years - but I wonder what prevents you from thinking things out _in_ the relationship. Not enough personal time?