Two spouses wrote to me and I don't want to post the letters full of painful details but I also could not leave it alone.
"I hated living with them so I moved the hell out. What is there to 'mediate?'"
"You dumped me, remember? Kindly sigh into someone else's moving boxes."
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I believe the classic phrase is "don't set yourself on fire to keep somebody else warm."
To be fair, it was a Very Good apology. In the books. Where it happened exactly *one* time.
"Say, Old Bean, it was really fun to have sex for a while, but I'm going to need you to find a new topic of conversation."
Ahhhh, the breakup where the dude wants to both sleep with other people and remain the center of your world. A classic!
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