Dear Carolyn: I recently broke up with my girlfriend, who had been saying repeatedly of our relationship, This isnt working. She was referring to things like we dont live close enough to each other to make getting together quick and easy, and that our financial and career situations are in very different places right now. When I broke up with her I thought she would basically agree it was the right thing to do, given her repeated complaints.
Instead, she cried, screamed, and then told me, This isnt working, was supposed to mean, Just dating isnt working so you should propose.
Im kind of flabbergasted. Does the fact that I didnt pick up on what she was saying mean I have problems with reading people? Or does it mean she has problems with communicating, which is all the more reason I was right to break up? This Isnt Working