She suspected that her parents were secretly saving for her wedding.
“In hindsight, as soon as he told me about moving away, I should have packed up all of his belongings and left them outside,” she says.
“Your relationship might only be a five, but breaking up might temporarily bring you down to a three.
It doesn’t matter that you’ll eventually be happier than you were in the relationship.
Their ignorance also encouraged me to bring this fear out from its dark corner and shed some light on it.
I spent five years trying to convince myself that I had found the person I’d be with for the rest of my life.