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I suspect that you are at bottom a far healthier person than that, and I think you'll heal quickly.

I wish that were the case, but the truth is I don't heal quickly. Not with the relationships that meant most to me.

It took me 2 1/2 years to seriously start dating date after the ex-DH and I split, and I was only 22 at the time. Yes, I had an almost 3 year old, but what 22 year old doesn't want to date? I'd go out occasionally just to shut my family up, but I didn't want to do it.

This relationship was the deepest and most important of all. He was my family, it didn't matter that we weren't planning to ever marry. I know this might sound horrible to some, but he is even more my life then my daughter is. DO NOT get me wrong, I love my daughter to death and would lay down my life for her, but she's almost 19 now and I rarely see her. Her BF and friends are her priorities and that's ok, it's how it goes. For the last couple years I had been waiting patiently for this...the additional freedom he and I would have for ourselves. I was so looking forward to it and now it's gone just like that.

I'm going to have to stop now because I'm crying again, but thank you for your comments. I do appreciate it more than you know.

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