my ex and I were 8 years apart. we dated for a year and everything was absolutely perfect. we fought just like every other couple and had our moments but we were strong. he broke up with me due to the age gap but it hurts me so much that something I can't change tore us apart. I love him so much. we're still really good friends and he says he's over me and maybe it will work again in the future but that doesn't change how much it pains me everyday to not call him mine.