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Wow - that's a surprise. The worst "taking a break" story I've ever heard.
That said, this story would be more common IF you left out something like - you pushed some button that sent him into outer space, e.g.
you promised to be on the pill but was found out NOT doing it
you two didn't hit it off, perhaps sexually, financially, etc.
he got tired of being the crutch or feeling the helper out of jambs?