Should I Call Off My Engagement? (Reader’s Digest Version)

Readers:

As promised, here is the short version.

Dear Robin:

I’m a 28-year-old college student recently engaged (wedding next summer) to my partner “Jim” of 5 years whom I love fiercely and until a week ago could see myself perfectly content with for the rest of my life.

Upon announcing our engagement, my ex boyfriend and the love of my life (“Scott”) called to congratulate me but then announced he still cares deeply for me. We were together for years, but split because of significant mental health issues (me bipolar, him depression). Now, 7 years later, we are both healthy.

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Should I Call Off My Engagement? (Extended Remix/Dance Version)

Readers:

You have no idea how much I edited both the original letter and my response and still this is a long blog.  Therefore, today you get two for the price of one!  This is the long version, the short version will be published forthwith.  Happy Monday!

Dear Robin:

I’m a 28-year-old college student recently engaged (wedding next summer) to my partner “Jim” of 5 years whom I love fiercely and until a week ago could see myself perfectly content with for the rest of my life.

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Speak My Mind or Hold My Tongue?

Dear Robin-

My friend Shelby has been divorced for a few years, is lonely, and wants to find a new man.  Her ex has moved on, and when I say moved on I mean he’s remarried with a baby on the way.

This is especially hard on her because the marriage ended suddenly when her ex announced quite to her surprise he never wanted children, EVER.  She very much does but since her divorce hasn’t met anyone worthy of this aim, until recently when she met a guy she really likes named Rick.

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