The best-laid plans often do go awry. I was supposed to get married two months from today, but as much as it pains me to relate this, as much as it pains me to experience this, we must offer apologies instead of invitations, as the engagement has been broken off and I've lost my happy.
Laura and I still love each other, and we're both upset over the plans we had together. However, she has issues she needs to work through, and goals she wants to prove she can reach by herself (furthering her education being among them). She is the perfect woman to me, but she feels she has to live on her own for a while and grow as a person before she can be an equal partner, and I can do naught but respect that, though it tears me up inside.
The timing could've been better, but such things don't generally pay attention to scheduling demands. Laura will be moving away at the end of this month, and I will be helping her. Of my three girls, two (Meggy the chinchilla and Preeti the cat) will be staying with me. It won't be the same, but... Slime will go on, although it will be odd to be working on it from separate locations.
I'm going to miss Laura's family and friends, and she's going to miss mine. :-/ We are both hurt by this, and it's been a bit of an emotional rollercoaster, but we still care about each other deeply and are, and will remain, close. We may not be getting married on September 21st, but we've got a date for that day nonetheless. I hope everyone will respect our feelings and our privacy. Thanks for listening...