Did you ever feel like you were flogging a dead horse?
In a relationship, whereby the person made promise after promise, but nothing materialized? How long did you stick it out for? And what was the turning point? I have had an internet relationship for 9 years, and suddenly I have woken up and thought “Can’t do this much longer”. The promises seem vague, the whole situation tiresome. I have had those feelings in real life too, with real partners. Not that I consider my net partner an unreal partner. But to me, love and care translate to daily living, in person.
So did you ever just suddenly wake as if from a deep sleep and just know it was time to move on? Was it a chain of events or a simple phrase they said, or action they did. The worse part is being disappointed in oneself. As that is how I feel.