I've been honestly trying to figure out how I ended up here, alone on a deadend street in the South.

It all started when things in Idaho changed and Steph and I moved to Tennessee. We were in the friendship stage of a long loving relationship. No sex, she was living on her daughters couch, loving her grand daughters.

I fell in love with those girls! I thought I was becoming part of their family, and I really wanted to be.

Then everything fell apart, not really sure why, and one day Steph just disappeared!

I've respected her privacy and not gone looking for her, but I have so many questions. I think my confidence as a man has been shattered. Am I such a bad guy that she couldn't have just directly said goodbye?