Please help save my relationship
(Acton, London, United Kingdom)
I met Patrick, a wonderful and loving man online in August 2009, we went on our fist date a couple of weeks later and knew immediately that we were meant to be together. We fell in love on our first date. I know for me there is no one else and I know he feels the same way. Things started off well then a month later his mother was diagnosed with cancer.
Patrick’s been working abroad mainly in Kabul, Iraq etc and has been trying to find work in the UK but it’s proving to be difficult. He returned home to be with his mother in November 2011. Sadly she passed away on 18th December 2011. His mother’s illness coupled with him working abroad has put a lot of strain on our relationship. He sent me an email when he received news that his mother was terminal, telling me that the relationship was over. My request is for Patrick to find hope, faith, courage and love. He is angry at his mum for leaving him (she was his only family) and seems to be angry towards me. I’m asking him not to make any rash decisions while he’s going through a hard time. I want him to give our relationship a chance and to make me part of his life.
I want him to realise that what we have is something truly special and to fight for it. I would like him to meet me halfway in finding a way to make our relationship work and for him to take my feelings into consideration and for his to realise that he still has people around him who love him and care for him. He still has a family albeit not blood related.