As Bear wrote about in January, the various struggles of lockdown and isolation have been very difficult for his mental health. These challenges are complex and multifaceted, with no simple solution. He has spent the last six months trying to improve his situation, while I have been doing all I can to support him in this. Very sadly, he has decided that he will be continuing to the next chapter of his life without me.
I am devastated by this decision, which I know he has not taken lightly. I want him to find happiness again, and while I believe we stand the best chance of that together, I respect that he believes this separation is for the best. Neither of us knows what will happen next, but for now we feel great sadness that we have have both lost our partner, our best friend, and the future we had hoped to share.