On Sunday afternoon, after dancing around the edges of the topic for weeks and weeks, Morgan and I had a chat about our relationship and decided to call it quits as boyfriends. It's very sad and not how I would have liked things to go, but it's really more of a case of two people who are just at different places in their lives rather than anything overly negative or dramatic. I sort of alluded to the fact that I had worked my way through some of the expectations and disappointments in my life in a recent post, and I was alluding to this quite heavily. The important thing is that we are staying friends and there is no Bad Guy in this scenario. We're still very close and intend to stay that way.
I was kind of at odds with whether I should mention this, out of respect for Morgan's privacy. It's something that is important to me though and which has been colouring my behaviour, and what I have chosen to share (and sometimes omit) on this blog. Also, we started this relationship under the gaze of our respective blog audiences and the Flickr-ites, and so it ends the same way I guess. It seems to have a certain symmetry to it.
We're both feeling ok about it, which is the most important thing. The friendship aspect of the relationship is important to both of us and is pretty solid I think, so that hopefully gives us a foundation to move forward. These things always take some adjusting and renegotiating, changing gears, but I like to think of it as a way forward.