Warning: bummer-ass bummer-time personal life waah-waahs after the jump.

It’s been four days since the woman I thought I was going to spend the rest of my life with told me she was leaving. I spent most of the weekend with friends and held up... okay. But now that it’s the workweek again I’m back to trying to hold it together at work and focus on that, but still failing a few times a day and needing to go into the bathroom or take a walk and cry a little bit.

It’s hard because I was taken so completely by surprise. It’s hard because we’ve spent so long together (5 and a half years) that I can barely remember life before her. It’s hard because nearly everything reminds me of her. But, honestly, I didn’t expect it to be this hard. Yet still, four days later, and the first thing I do when I get home is have a massive sobbing cry.

Has anyone gone through anything similar? How long did it take before the pain wasn’t so constant and intense?

Thanks for reading through my emotional venting. Have a harlequin Porsche, care of 4-years-ago Oppo: