I knew it was coming. Three years ago, I met my girlfriend by accident. I thought she was someone else, and we just kind of hit it off. Soon we were a couple, and things were great for the first year. We talked about the getting married thing, the works. And then, she decided to go back to school. Which was fine, except the school she wanted to go to was in Ny. So I became a frequent flyer. No big. The first year of her being there was cool. We missed each other, I actually considered relocating to Ny, no worries. The second year, which is this one, things began to change. When I would go down there, she'd be irritable. We'd fuss and argue about stuff. I swore never to spend a week down there again. A weekend was MORE than enough. The strange thing is that the day I arrived, and the day of my departure, she'd be all "I wish u could stay longer" and stuff. It was the dayz in the middle that weren't very peachy. Then, the neglect kicked in. She'd come home and want to spend the majority of her time with her friends, and I was an afterthought. And that was just the tip of the iceberg. I won't go into too much detail, but needless to say I was taken advantage of. Finally, I had to call it quits. After one year of harmony, and two years of dealing with a long-distance relationship, I had to break up with her ... I'm having mixed feelings about this. On the one hand, I don't feel as bad as I think I should. She's hasn't been treating me like her boyfriend for some time now. I tried to put it on the pressures of going to school in a strange place, having a full-time job, and not having many friends, but I'm having a problem convincing myself of that. I'm not buying it. She acknowledged the fact that she's been taking advantage of me, and says that she wants to take steps on changing that, but for some reason I don't believe her. So here I am, newly singled, partially depressed. This sux ... Ok, I'm finished. Thanx for listening guys ... Freddy C. ------------------ " ... Live Well, Laugh Often, Love Much ..."