Something just popped into my head. Soleil, did you and ex talk about the future when you were together? As in REAL plans, not maybes.
Originally Posted by coilynapp
Yes. Or is it maybe? Part of the reason this messed me up as much as it did was that I was expecting to be engaged this year since last year when we talked about it he said to give him a year. But looking back on it it was always me who kept talking about what we were going to do together outside of our individual plans. He really wasn't as committed as he was when we first got together and I should have just let it go but I didn't. Now I know I have to really move on. Today is the first day I didn't feel like crap all day, I managed to eat, and I hope I will get my first nights sleep in weeks.

I'm in the process of looking at the cost of living arrangements in the coming months when I'm done being an au pair. I started my CV and hopefully I'll have it done tomorrow for a job that I would like to have. I wasted 2 and a half weeks of this year doing nothing because I was so upset when I have a lot of work to do. I'm done with it. Thank you guys so much.
Originally Posted by soleilmoncur

I thought so. I mean 8 years is a long time to not be engaged, or living together or in the process of moving in that direction.

I'm so sorry this happened, but I said you you probably missed some signs, now you see them loud and clear. I'm so sorry

No one is going to be with anyone for that long without committing in some sort of permanent way (even if it was long distance for a while).