i had a similar relationship with someone for a couple of months before i decided that she deserved to meet someone in her own country (australia) rather than waste her time with me.
she was attached to me though, and i knew she wouldn't accept such a thing, so i had to completely cut our ties.
i lied and told her that i didn't want her anymore. that did the trick, but it made me sad to part on such negative terms.
ever since that day, one part of me felt like a collosal douche for letting her down, but the other part of me also thought that it was for the best.
but now after seeing nami&smudge… i regret my decision even more, and i wish that i could turn back time and undo what i did.
but i guess we all learn from our mistakes, and this is a pretty big lesson to learn.
next time, i'll reach out and grab the opportunity rather than backing away from the challenge.
good luck to you guys, i wish you all the best.