Subject: Runaway Love
Dear Steve and Shirley,
I am a 43-year-old hardworking and professional man, who has never been married and has no children. I have been in a few relationships, but it seems as if I was the only one that was serious. All of the relationships ended with the women searching for someone who they thought at the time was better. Three years ago, I met the women of my dreams, who I thought would finally become my wife. In fact, this was the first time I ever purchased an engagement ring and proposed marriage. To my surprise, when I returned home from a hard day at work, she had packed all of her belongings and left. I was devastated and heartbroken and I didn’t know what happened to cause her to leave. We eventually worked things out and she moved back in. About six months later, I noticed she had been moving some of her things out of the house again. This time, I was more alert and found out that she was cheating on me with someone 10 years younger than me. Yet again, she left me and just two months later she came crying back, asking me to forgive her and give us another chance. Like a man deeply in love, despite her faults, I took her back once again. Now it has been four months and I walked in on her talking and flirting with another man on the phone. This time I’d had it. I told her to pack her things and leave my house immediately. I can’t stop thinking about her even though she has left me three times for other men. I am still madly in love with her and I want for us to eventually get married and start a family. Is this worth pursuing?
Mr. Hurt and Confused.
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