‘Was breaking up with my long-term boyfriend a mistake?’

Tell Me About It: My decision to break up our relationship has caused me and him immeasurable losses

‘I feel really drawn to contacting my ex  with a view to checking things out between us, and coming clean with him about all my regrets, but I’m confused and torn at this point.’  Photograph: iStock

‘I feel really drawn to contacting my ex with a view to checking things out between us, and coming clean with him about all my regrets, but I’m confused and torn at this point.’ Photograph: iStock

Question: I broke up with my long-term boyfriend 1½ years ago. I gave it a lot of time and thought before I came to my decision, as I felt uncertain about us having a future together, raising kids together, and so on.

Shortly after, within a couple of months, Covid happened and my plans for everything changed. I returned to live with my parents as my ex had already moved back in with his parents when our break-up happened and I could not manage living by myself in lockdown and working from home, it all became unbearable.

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