Some relationships simply don’t stand the test of time, even those you believe would lead to marriage. In the following stories, individuals open up about the reasons behind their decision to part ways with ‘the one.’ Content has been edited for clarity.
A Lot Can Change In 6 Months
“My girlfriend wanted to go to Florida for the Disney college program, but she was too scared she would lose me. I convinced her to do it because if she didn’t, she would regret it forever, and that no matter what happened I would still be here for her.
Six months and an engagement ring later, she told me that while in Florida she realized she didn’t love me like she thought she had. The ring is in a box in the back of a drawer in my dresser. Her worst fear came true. So did mine.”
What About Her Baby?
“For the last four days, my fiancée decided to stay at her new coworker’s house. I told her that it was not okay to do when you’re engaged, even though she claimed it was just stress relief, playing video games with a friend.
Mind you, we also have a four-month-old son that I’ve been taking care of for the past four days while she’s been gone, and I’ve been very sick with what I thought was a stomach bug. However, this morning, I fainted, and she insisted I should just get some rest and maybe go to urgent care if I didn’t get better. Then I lost my ability to keep any liquids down and insisted that she take me to the hospital before going home to take care of our son.
This was too much to ask, though, as she had already made plans to meet this guy again tonight. She walked to her workplace and left her family behind to spend the night at his house. I told her that if she chose to abandon her family to spend time with another man (whom I never accused her of cheating on me with, despite the numerous red flags), then her family wouldn’t be waiting for her when she got home. I involved someone in my family out of necessity, so my dad took me to the hospital, and his fiancée watched my son.
My fiancée’s last text to me simply said, ‘I can’t come home, so I guess I just lose everything.’
After multiple chest X-rays and an abdomen CT, it turns out I’m not sick, but the stress caused by my relationship started causing massive problems throughout my body. Oh, and apparently I have a kidney stone.
I know it was petty, but when I got home, I just sent her a picture of our son and told her that this was who she chose to give up on tonight.”
“A Complete 180 Personality Change”
“My roommates and I were renting a house at the time. One of my roommates, ‘Mark’ started dating this one girl. She seemed great. She would often come over in the middle of the day and clean our place, do all of our laundry, and buy groceries, just because. It was awesome. She worked as well, just had flexible hours, home care, or something.
So one day Mark proposed to her, with this diamond ring. That night we celebrated with a party.
In the months of planning their wedding, she started acting crazy. I am fairly confident she has developed a drug problem at this point. We had a series of traffic tickets in her name, (she was basically living there at this point).
One time I came home early and she scurried out of the house as I was coming in. We later discovered she had taken our other roommate’s baseball card collection he had been gathering his entire life, and she sold them to some sketchy pawn shop.
It was then she was no longer allowed in the house. She pawned her engagement ring and that was the last straw. Mark broke off the engagement.
She didn’t take the news lightly, and came to the house around midnight, kicked the front door in, and got physical with him.
So what was to be a nice happy wedding, turned into a huge headache and a restraining order. To this day it is the prime example I use when explaining how a person can pull a complete 180 personality-wise.”