Need some advice from both sides of the boat here. My girlfriend of 5 years just left me. We still see each other and are best friends, but I am horribly off balance without her. (its bad) Quick About Us - She is in school, had been for several years. I am out of school. We met at her and my ages, 16 and 19, respectfuly. Now I am 24, her 21. She told me she felt like she was on a leash and wanted to try new things, met new people. Live Life! I understand from her point of view. I am all she knew for as long as she has been dating. She says she loves me but is not in love with me. I can't hate her, I love her to much. She says we are to different, but I know that is hogwash. We planned on marriage, named or "potential" children. All that crap long term couples do. She says she wants to stay friends, but she doesn't think we will ever get back together again. AHHHHH! Questions - 1) What should I do to try to get her back? 2) I know the old saying, set it free, if it comes back... have any other ladies went through this same senario as my ex-gf...what happened to you? 3) In general, what advice would you give? **Don't bother with all the wall comments/advice, im a pretty modest guy.