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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Alone Time

I received an interesting comment in response to this week's column, "Moment of Clarity." Big Al, a long-time commenter posted this:

"Another item is that I'm willing to bet good money there's someone else fueling this. He didn't just go out for a bender one night and decide he wants to be alone. No one leaves a relationship to be alone unless they got dumpted or were abused, if you ask me."

I agree with Big Al until he says that no one leaves a relationship on his/her own accord to be alone. I can't get behind that because I've left a long-term relationship (and several dating scenarios) to be alone — either it just wasn't right, or I knew I had some growing to do. I also have at least two friends who've done the same thing. To be fair, I also know plenty of relationships that ended due to extreme circumstances like cheating, abuse and jail time (which is what I think Big Al was getting at).

Anywho, I thought it was interesting and wanted to get your thoughts. I mean, it wouldn't be the first time my point of view was far afield from the "norm." What do you think? Have you ever broken up with someone to be alone? You can leave your comments anonymously, if you choose. Just make up a name and skip the last two fields.


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