You know, I made a thread in here approximately a year ago about ending a 4.5-yr relationship. To make a long story short, we ended up working things out. Things have been 7/10 over the past year with some bumps, etc, but overall pretty damn good. She graduated college finally, and now she's kinda stuck in a dead-end job. Economy's in the shitter and she really just cannot find a job. She's pretty set on joining as an Officer, and honestly, if I were in her shoes, I would to. The lifestyle is extremely appealing to her. She's the GI Jane type. We talked it over one evening and I believe her joining is inevitable, so does she, and we both know that will be the death of us. She's gotta do what she's gotta do, but wow...it's one thing to end a relationship because you can't get along, but this is something else completely. We're not in disagreement over anything, but life is taking us in different directions. I have a stable job, but do not make enough to support another. Besides, she needs to live her own life an make her way through. Neither of us are stereotypical people, i.e. Me the breadwinner and her the housewife, so that probably wouldn't work out, even temporarily. I guess I'm curious if anyone else has ended a long-term relationship with "the one" for the sake of a career?