"It's been a little over two years now, and I think we're finally in a really good place to part ways," said Matt Campbell of New York City regarding his relationship with his live-in girlfriend Madison Bentley.
As Matt explained it, despite some marked differences in their lifestyles and attitudes apparent early on, at that point the time wasn't right for them to break up. "Even though it was clear we weren't compatible, we were both enjoying the physical intimacy a great deal," he said. "And then, after she stopped working out and the passion faded a little bit, I would've felt like a douchebag bailing on what we had. I didn't want her to think I was shallow."
For that reason, to demonstrate his comfortability with commitment and his willingness to truly give things a go,, instead of breaking up with Madison at that time, Matt suggested that she move in with him. "t was the right thing to do at that point," he said.
Now, though, two years later, Matt feels that he and Madison have reached a good stopping point in their relationship. For one, the two-year time frame is solid, and won't raise any red flags with women he seeks to date in the future.
"And we're also so disconnected from each other right now that we can be pretty clinical and objective about saying goodbye," said Matt. "I'm calling this one a win."