DEAR DEIDRE: MY partner loved his work more than me and dumped me when I asked for more.
We were together for nine years, and I thought we would get married one day.
My partner loved work more than me and dumped me when I asked for more
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But he got obsessed with his carpentry business and stopped making any effort in our relationship.
I’m 34 and he’s 33. We argued about petty things and rarely had sex.
When I tried to talk to him, he said if I wasn’t happy then we shouldn’t be together.
I was shocked. I thought he’d want to work on our relationship but instead he just walked away.
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Now he wants to stay friends but I don’t think I can. It’s too painful. I still love him.
How can I move on? I feel I’ve lost everything.
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