My boyfriend is clingy and a gossip – I need to break it off 0 217

DEAR DEIDRE: I NEED to break up with my boyfriend because he won’t respect my need for privacy.

His friends could tell you everything about our life together, from what we had for dinner last night, to the last time we had sex and in what position!

His constant need to be together is also starting to grate on me

I didn’t mind his open nature at first. In fact, it was nice to be with someone who wanted to show me off.

But now I find it invasive.

I’m 32, he’s 35 and we’ve been dating for two years.

His constant need to be together is also starting to grate on me.

He plans his entire schedule around mine so that we can work out, eat and commute together.

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It leaves me very little alone time and I often feel smothered.

I’ve tried to end things before but he always begs for another chance.

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