How can I break up with my long time girlfriend and potential fiance?
August 23, 2005 2:30 AM Subscribe
A few months ago I told my long time girlfriend that I was planning on asking her to marry me in August. I felt pressured in to saying that at the time and I think it's time we go our separate ways. She has been working on the things that bother me and for the past month been altogether great. I am just not ready for marriage (excuse) and I think that in the long run I would not be happy in this relationship. I would feel too controlled, too restricted, and lonely. She is very sensitive and I'm afraid of what she might do if I break up with her, but I have to do something, it's August! She doesn't really have any close friends and is not close to her family. I'm it, really. I love her a lot and care about what happens to her, I just feel like I should probably move on. Any help?
posted by Tommy_g to Human Relations (41 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
FYI We stopped having sex a few months ago for religious reasons, so that part is taken care of. I just don't know how to breech the topic, because on the surface everything is good, she will be quite surprised if I break things off. She is not a rational person when it comes to conflict.