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My girlfriend and I had been dating for a little over a year and we had plans to move in together in a couple months. About 3 weeks back she told me she didn't feel ready for the move so we decided we'd put it off. Since then, she said she feels like she can't be in a relationship right now and needs time to sort out her feelings. She's been under a lot of stress from work and misses her family. She's moving closer to her family in the next couple of months.

The only issue we ever had was she felt like we were just boyfriend and girlfriend and not "friends" like we used to be. There is a fairly substantial age difference. I'm 30m and she's 21f. Before this explosion, there was talk of marriage and a life together. Now I'm left wondering what happened? Do you think this is reparable if she's given the proper space and time?

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