I'm 20, I lived with her and her parents for the past 2 and a half years. I have split up with her because we weren't enjoying the relationship. She said I didn't make her happy, She doesn't really make me happy. She suffers from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and doesn't get out much or enjoy doing things a typical young adult does. She does not work because her illness is unpredictable, therefore cannot keep set hours. However on the flip side she does not like doing things spontaneously outside of her comfort zone, where she feels out of control and worries about becoming ill in an unfamiliar situation. Last year I got my first salaried job. I have made new friends and want to do social activities with them, drinking, clubbing, etc etc My fiancee does not approve too much - she lets me go 50% of the time and I am not trusted to stay at someone's house (I typically socialise a good 25 minutes away, or a £50($100) taxi ride). Not being funny, but I feel I shouldn't be told what I can and can't do. I have recently started to consider life without my fiancee - I was living with her and her parents, rent was good, everything was catered for. I was comfortable. I have no family in the area, a small catalogue of work colleagues/friends but thats it. I've never moved out of "home" before - I don't class moving from my Mums to my fiancees as moving out - it was home away from home. I'm staying with a work mate at the moment, It's not ideal but I can't afford to rent a whole house. I'm going to keep with it - I want to be more agile. I want to be happy and I wasn't happy in the relationship. She doesn't seem interested in keeping the relationship alive under these circumstances anyway. I feel so guilty that I was unhappy in the relationship entirely due to the results of her illness and sheltered day-to-day life. CLIFFS: Fiancee ill, homebound, doesn't get out much, tells me i'm not mean't to have a social life, moved out on my own for the first time, I feel bad for leaving her due to her illness/sheltered living.