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Advice: How do you break up with someone you live with?
My girlfriend and I were together a little less than a year before we decided to take the plunge and live together. We both felt that it was a good idea because we eventually saw this leading to marriage. However, it has really backfired on both of us. We argue on a weekly and sometimes daily basis. Some of them have been pretty intense, but we have always made up. Although, I believe the reason for this is only because we know that we live together. Before living together, I would say that we had a pretty healthy and active sex life. Now it is virtually nonexistent, even to the point that we don't even see each other naked; no, not even when we get dressed, which is done in other rooms. On top of all of this, it has become abundantly clear to me that we have different plans for the future. So I have decided to break up with her. If you thought it was a delicate matter to break up with someone before, imagine trying to do it when the couple occupies the same space. Any advice on how to handle this fragile situation?-- Backed in a Corner
Anna Pulley, @annapulley
March 14, 2013