The Longest Relationship

This is a food blog. I discuss primarily food-related matters. Or perhaps it is a healthy living blog? I do discuss exercise quite often.

So dear readers, forgive me this post because it will be neither food nor exercise-related. I promise I will return to these topics at my next post.

For now, I just want to say that Pete and I have decided to end our relationship for personal reasons. I will not go into specifics because this is a very private matter that I feel should remain between him and myself. I will note that the decision to end our relationship was a mutual one, and we both feel it is for the best.

It’s funny how the right thing can simultaneously be the most painful thing. Celine Dion’s (admittedly sappy) song I Love You, Goodbye is a perfect summary of my feelings. While I am hurting very deeply right now, I know that I can get through this. I am a strong person, and I plan on taking this time to focus on myself and the things that make me happy.

Things like cooking and reading and writing and running. I will hold my head high during this painful time. I will take one day at a time, one step at a time, one breath at a time. I will march forward with my life in the certainty that I have been true to myself throughout this process.

And really, when you think about it, our longest relationship is the one we have with ourselves. Might as well make it an honest and loving one. That’s how I look at it, anyway.

Thanks for spending the time to read my random musings. Just writing this out has been cathartic.

Till tomorrow (when food and exercise-related material shall return)….

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9 responses to “The Longest Relationship

  1. It sounds like you are handling the whole situation very well. It’s a great reminder that even the most painful events of our lives can be the ones that make us stronger and happier in the long run. Best wishes!

  2. mann, i’m sorry to hear this, Lindsay! but you sound like you’re handling it so maturely and in a healthy way. you are a strong person and will come out of this and heal even stronger. i’m thinking of you!

  3. I am sorry to hear that you ended your relationship, but I hope that you are able to move on and find that you are a strong person and can be alone and be happy. I wish you the best and I hope that you know that you have tons of people thinking about you during this time!! 🙂

  4. I love your perspective and never thought about it that way – yeah, we better be good to ourselves since that’s our longest relationship! Hope you’re doing okay…

  5. It’s difficult when a long-term relationship ends. Time is a wonderful thing, though… and can make the worst pain seem like a distant memory…

    It’s just getting to that point that’s so hard. Having healthy habits can help you make it through an emotionally-draining period, and in the end, you’ll be a stronger person for it. Good luck to you…

    All your readers are rootin’ for ya’ 🙂

  6. Think it may be time for more discussions on dark chocolate options:)

  7. Sorry to hear about your relationship ending, but it sounds like you are strong and ready to take what comes. It is definitely important to make time for what you are passionate about.

  8. I’m sorry. Breakups are always hard. It is good that you two were able to make the decision together.

  9. Oh geez! I’m so sorry to hear that! But I’m also happy to hear that you have a good head on your shoulders and that it was mutual which sometimes makes it easier.

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