I’m sorry to have to announce that A. and I are no longer together. It was a tough decision made after months of efforts to deal with some different obstacles. Neither of us is at fault, and there is no ill will between us. We want to retain the strong and supportive friendship that was central from the start.
It’s a very sad time for us both. We’re hugely grateful to our friends for their help and support, and the other light that shines out of the gloom is the knowledge that we’ve faced the issues honestly and without cowardice, we’ve taken and given the time to explain and reflect, and we seem to have managed to do this with the humanity and dignity that we both felt it was so important to preserve.