I know that when something looks promising and then doesn't work out, well, what can one say? It's disappointing and sometimes it hurts as well. But it seems to me that it's better to get the bad news early, rather than invest time and emotional energy in someone and then have it all fall apart on down the line.
Don't get down on yourself or feel you have to recreate yourself in some mold that isn't really you - that's the most important thing. It's a strange world, and we often end up spending our lives with people we would never previously have imaged as our partners.
Meanwhile, I have been cackling for the past few minutes over George's advice...hug that moose!!!! What a cool motto. Well done George!
Much love bro,
Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me. (Woody Guthrie)