So, like I said – A LOT has happened. This might be the understatement of a lifetime. Well, I mean I’m still me, I didn’t change my name to Doug, all of the essentials are the same. My life as was presented on ADEL went totally topsy-turvy.

I had been writing about loss and love and all sorts of dark things. So going back to the beginning of the end. BF and I have a total of 11 years behind us. That’s a really long time. He was 18 and I was 21 when we met (you can do the math). We’ve grown tremendously together over time. We’ve also grown apart. It happens, right? We’ve always been in two different places – education, career and family-wise.

Well, after a good run – we broke up. Actually, to be more accurate – he broke up with me. January 6, 2010. There wasn’t a fight, minimal tears – just kind of an agreement of sorts. I knew it was coming when I got a kiss on the cheek when the New Year ball dropped. He knew it when he asked me if I talked to an old friend (that he hated, with reason).

It was all pretty amicable. We actually got along better once we’d broken up. We spent time together, laughed and enjoyed each other’s company. The pressure was off.

Sort of.

Stay tuned for the next installment next Sunday.


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