Welcome to Interviews With My Ex-Girlfriend, in which Autostraddle writers get back in touch with their ex-girlfriends to ask them Five Simple Questions:
How long did we date?
Why did we break up?
What did you learn from our relationship?
What do you miss most about me?
Would you invite me to your wedding (why/why not)?
I met Bridget on AOL Instant Messenger through mutual friends when I was 14. While it feels a little silly to say that now, at the time it was the biggest, craziest thing that had ever happened to me. We dated for a few years, under weird circumstances you'll read about shortly, and had the kind of breakup where everybody feels a little tortured for a while. We had a secret internet relationship before that was really a common thing, and so we had to have our secret internet breakup with very little support. Eventually, we ended up in the same city for college, and somehow we turned our weird relationship into the strongest, best friendship I've eve...
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