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    how long did you date this woman for?

    it sounds like she is trying to do whatever she can to see you. socks, phone charger, etc. maybe she realizes that she made a mistake. however, after the breakup and the email she sent, i'd say you are better off without that kind of nonsense in your life.

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    I'd just text her back to get rid of your shit, and you'll get rid of hers.

    What are you going to do, really? She is confused, crazy and what not. For whatever reason, staying with you was not going to work. Unless you want to reconcile things and try and be friends, not much point.

    FWIW, people you want to be involved with long term, they don't have crazy feelings. She might perchance, grow up. But really, meeting up with her for whatever seemingly benign reason is just going to be more drama, and from that email.... she might like drama.

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    I so agree with not on the rug. I reckon she wants to see you. DO NOT FFS (for F--- sake) let this happen. DO NOT txt her back. DO NOT facebook her. Get on with your life. Enjoy the anger (smash a squash ball around the court), enjoy the sadness ( snot it about a bit), enjoy the guilt (have another piece of dark chocolate), and move on man.
    We all feel for you, but no point in taking a step back.

    Truely the offer still stands about a decent Kiwi girl. We would find you one !!!!
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    I suggest you look through this site 12 Relationship Truths I Wish I Knew 12 Years Ago
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    I just know she wants some sort of closure for herself from this. Whether it's acknowledgement by me that "we're cool" or "no hard feelings" or shit like that.

    I want to take the high road in terms of acceptance and being a good person but I don't think I owe her anything; not even the cosmetics she purposefully left at my house when leaving. Two days before she ended it she wouldn't return my texts or voicemails; when I asked why she said "I thought you would get the point". Not being out of spite, but I think she can do the same here. I don't want her to get an ounce or inkling of me allowing her to feel good about what she did.

    but as I am writing this my brother just emailed some very good advice:

    Man this is really just awful Bro. I'm really sorry.

    When I got laid off from [my previous job], I was totally blindsided (although I really shouldn't have been, but that's another story) and hurt (clearly not in the way or degree you have been) and pissed. I thought I got jobbed and everyone I knew (inside and outside of the company) agreed. Especially hurtful/frustrating/rage causing was that the managing partner of the firm (a HUGE a-hole in the very best of times) who made the decision to lay me off, didn't say 1 word to me in the month+ I had before my last day. I'd been there for 7 years, doing everything they had ever asked me to do, including a ton of recruiting about what a great place it was to work, etc... and that a-hole doesn't even have the decency to say anything to me? Cowardly.

    Anyway, several people told me that I should just walk out on my last day without giving that prick a second thought; however, I made myself walk down to his office and thank him for the opportunity. I could tell he was shocked and uncomfortable but that was not why I did it (just a happy bonus) and although my words were polite and professional in every way possible in my mind I was flipping him the bird. The real reason I walked down the hall, entered his huge office, and looked that pompous little troll square in the eyes is that: (a) I didn't want him to have ANY excuse to say any (true) negative word about me, ever, to anyone, and (b) I wanted him to see that I was not hurt/frustrated/mad (even though I was) because I will be damned if I am going to let him think he is that important. Bottom line, nobody would have blamed me if I'd avoided the situation altogether and I may have even been in my rights to march into his office and told him where he could shove it, but by masking my feelings I was able to act in a way I'll be proud of for the rest of my life.

    Anyway, the above is a very long way of providing support for what I'm about to suggest you do regarding Her texts.

    If you are asking my opinion on her texts I would advise you to do the following: Write a simple text back that says "Hey [you], thanks for the email and texts. Please don't worry about my stuff at you place. I'm not much of a stuff guy anyway and there was nothing I couldn't replace. Regarding the chest, I do want you to keep it as I made it/refurbished it for you. Hope you are doing well. Much love, TFC".

    The above would be simple, clean, and classy. No hard feelings or awkward potentially hurtful meetings.

    On a side note, do you know how I figured out I was in love (real love) with [My wife]all those years ago? It was the moment that I realized that although I didn't think we were ever going to be together and I was pretty sure she didn't feel the same way about me, I just wanted nothing but the best for her. It was pure and unconditional and I really think that's what you have for Her. It hurts now, but I know (and she knows) you wish her nothing but the best.



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    I have to agree with your brother. You don't owe her anything, but a nice, clean, polite email or text is about the best you can do. "Getting the hint" is the cowards way out. One last, "this is over, nice knowing you, best of luck" closes out that chapter of your life.

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    That's what I did

    "Hi TFC - obviously you don't want to talk to me. I get it but I have your belongings and would like to return them to you, how would you like me to do this?"

    "Also, I would like to keep it as its very meaningful to me, but understand if you would like the chest back. Let me know."
    "Hey [Her], thanks for the email and texts. I'm not much of a stuff guy and what is there can be replaced; please toss it. As for the chest I do want you to keep it as I made it for you. Hope you are doing well. Much love, TFC"

    hopefully there are no more emails/texts and no face to face contact. We go to the same crossfit gym so it is only a matter of time unfortunately :/
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    Luckily my ex had the good sense to leave the country when she left.
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    Hmm, with that text? You left the door open for reconciliation in my mind.
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    Change gyms, don't let that hinder your workouts. They are to important for your mind, body and soul.

    I read this whole thread. It is interesting to see the advice given by ( what I assume) men vs women.

    Salt water heals all wounds - the ocean, sweat and tears. Looks like you like to pour a bit of yourself into your hobby/ art, seek more of that.

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