Most Helpful Girl
I am sympathetic about the fact that you are in a relationship that just isn't working and gettting out of it just seems like a struggle for you. But, at the same time, I kind of feel like this is one of those "wakeup call relationships". Meaning you had to struggle to really learn some things about yourself and more about what you really want out of life. First off: maturity really is a big deal breaker for you and independence seems to be a turn on for you. I think saying you guys are just at different places in life might be a good thing to say...because you guys clearly are. She needs someone closer to her age and you need someone closer to yours. Obviously there is about a ten year age gap in this relationship...pretty big.