I was widowed after 34 years 2.5 years ago.
About 10 months after my bereavement I met a divorcee. We became established quite quickly and the relationship was highly charged physically.
He's a journalist and an amateur cartoonist, but of very modest means, while I'm quite comfortable.
A month or so into our relationship, he broke up with me citing incompatibility. Since then we've got back together and broken up a couple more times.
This last time we confessed our 'love' for each other, but he was upset that his ex wife was moving with his son to France. He lives in a sheltered housing studio flat and can't have his son to stay, which has exacerbated the loss.
I tried to help him by offering him one of my investment flats to rent and he started buying furniture in which to furnish it.
Last week, whilst I was abroad at my nephew's wedding, I saw he had posted on IG a painting of a young woman he had met in the local park with the comment "bellisimo"- he often draws female barristas, as well as scenes of places he visits.
Well I became really upset this time and phoned him to tell him how I felt. He didn't take it well and said later he wasn't taking the flat as 'it is quite possible I would eventually meet somebody there"
He just dumped me by text by accusing me of getting upset of him drawing a girl in a park or cafe.......
It is so childish I know, but today would have been my 37th wedding anniversary and his dumping me like this (I'm 67 he's 69) is so cowardly & heartless after we confessed our love for eachother. He should have understood my sensitivities over ogling a young beautiful woman whilst away.
He always called me darling & sweetheart, which my late DH never did. They are only words, but it was lovely to hear those words of endearment.
You will probably think I've lost my marbles, but I feel so vulnerable, humiliated and hurt over this
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