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So my situation is close to yours. My past girlfriend left me, because she needed to get her life together mentally and financially (she's also my age). She told me she has no time for a relationship, because her career search and establishing a norm for her will be time-consuming and stressful. She is not financially independent, and she has an ex boyfriend (not me) who treated her very badly for 2 years, and she has not gotten over him either. She said she needs counseling for herself there also.
I don't think it is bad enough to break up with me, but that's my opinion. So she asked if she could call me sometime if by some miracle we are both still single a year from now. I don't know if she is genuine about that or not, but I said "call me." She didn't leave me, because I mistreated her. She acknowledges that I was good to her.
In the mean time she does not want to talk to me. SO I'm getting on with my life. I can't wait for her, because she doesn't know what she wants and doesn't know what is going to happen next for her. She's not going to let me stick by her side and give her moral support either.
So my story is I'm not waiting for her. Life goes on for me, and if I meet a new girl, then I'm going to give a new girl a chance. I'm a free man on the prowl.0