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Em # Posted on March 16, 2012 at 2:57 am

Many robots suck :)
@ Anthony~ this is what I hear:
“who’s ambitions and preferences don’t interest me (but used to)”
“she’s intriguing as all hell”
“I felt imprisoned by my relationship”
and I can completely relate. Like others said, every relationship is different, so you do need to make this decision for yourself in the context of your own life. But….I was with someone for many years… we were actually together a couple years, then broke up for three, then got back together for a few more. We had a lot invested…but everything you’re saying is so much how I felt… mainly his interests didn’t appeal to me, and I felt imprisoned. I got out last fall.. and it was the best decision I could have made for myself. In retrospect, I can’t believe I stayed in the relationship as long as I did… especially bc I KNEW I WAS UNHAPPY for so long. Idk man… sounds to me like you’re an explorer at heart who’s being held back by thinking you need to stick something out, that you really don’t need to. I’m sure you still deeply care for this girl, but there are many people that come in & out of our lives. Life is supposed to be an exciting adventure… if it’s dull, interests aren’t compatible like they used to be, and you feel imprisoned, it sounds to me like it’s time to move on… Good luck :)