He courted me like it was the very beginning, doing things he had never done before.He professed his love and commitment on a daily basis.

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During a period where he was dealing with some major work challenges (last August) we broke up because he was just unable to be a good partner to me with everything else going on.

We stayed in sporadic touch during this time and finally agreed to meet back in October to just say hi.

He had been very depressed and lonely and when he saw the "new" me he immediately wanted me back.

It's heart-wrenching any time a relationship ends where we've invested so much of ourselves.

But it's even more painful when the goodbyes are never actually said; when it suddenly becomes clear that it's over, but we don't really know why.

We're left alone with only our own unanswered questions to keep us company. I know many of you have experienced this at one time or another, and I have, too.

One of our beautiful readers, Michelle, is experiencing this right now.

If you've been there, if you've gone through this, I'm sure she would appreciate any words of encouragement from you.

Here's her story: I'm 43 and have been in a relationship with a 45 year old man for 2 1/2 years.