Breaking Up While Long-Distance

It’s still tough, but I wouldn’t want anyone else as an ex

Kayla Vokolek
5 min readDec 2, 2023

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Photo taken by author on drive up to move to Portland.

“Maybe we should just call it now,” Jonah had told me as we sat together in the late summer night, soon after I found out he had been lying about wanting to move to Portland with me. (I had never asked him to; he had offered, to my delighted surprise, two months into dating, and kept up the pretense). “I don’t…

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