Hey Giantbomb OT,
I created this thread because I'm hoping for some advice regarding my recent relationship ending and ways to cope with the emotions I've been feeling since. Perhaps I should make my intended goal clear first, that I'm sincerely hoping to get back together if possible because I really do love her, but having said that, I do understand that there are aspects about myself that requires change before that even becomes a possibility.
To start off, my partner and I were together for a year, and the relationship has definitely seen better days leading to the break up. We're both working, and I'm 2 years older than she is. We met online, and got together after a couple of dates and the relationship was fine for the first 8 months or so. Around that period, I had to take a long trip abroad for work (1 month) and that's when things went wrong. She initially expressed some anxiety and anger towards the news, which I had dismissed for being needy - she tends to get this way when we're physically apart but I've never had to go away this long before. Sure enough, we had tons of fights while I was away, and I was always busy so I didn't really have too much time to appease her.
Normally, our tension only sparks when we're apart, so it did shock me when I returned and the fighting continued. I don't know if this is normal for couples after a certain point, because she was my most serious relationship to date, but we had arguments almost every week for the last 2 months over a bunch of stupid stuff. We were both exhausted, and finally decided to call the relationship off last week mutually. We agreed to give each other space before meeting up again, but I found out yesterday that she has started dating someone new. Right now, I don't know what I should be doing, and I really don't know if I still stand a chance, but I'm thinking about asking her to meet me to talk things out. I know it's not the best of ideas, but I don't know what else I should do, because I don't want to lose her and it feels like I will if I don't do something.