Alright I made a cryptic post a couple days ago promising to start a thread explaining why I'd been gone for a while. Just getting around to it now.
Six weeks ago today, I came home from work at 2:30 in the morning to find my girlfriend of 10 1/2 years still awake, much to my surprise, and fully dressed no less. "It's over" she said as she flung a 'Dear John' letter at me and walked out the door.
I won't go into the gory details as to why she left, but suffice it to say she has left my entire life in a bloody shambles. We've been together since 2004 and been living together since 2005. She's basically the only person I've ever lived with as an adult, and I've never lived alone before. I'm stuck in a 2 bedroom I can't afford, in a job I hate and planned to quit once she found gainful employment and could support me in my final push towards graduation, and I'm sharing a vehicle with her. She was also the 4th player in both of my gaming groups, leaving us up a creek, and her family had basically become my family, making the upcoming holidays, I'm sure, awful, as I have nowhere to go.
She says she still cares about me, that she still loves me, but just as a friend. I've spent the last 6 weeks just trying to distract myself, to spend more time with friends, but really, she was my best friend. I've tried to concentrate on school, but my grades have been declining precipitously. She has moved on and is seeing other people already
There's a lot more, but that's the gist of it.