i have been dating this wonderfull man for 5 years now. he is perfect for me in most ways, including our values, personalities, interests, etc. we have great talks, enjoy doing things together, and i am very attracted to him. but i am thinking about ending things between us. i used to think that i wanted to marry him, but a couple weeks before he proposed (about two months ago), i suddenly started feeling like long term this wont work out.
i can't say there is anything about him i don't like. but he has already experienced a lot of things because he is about thirteen years older than me. he is the only person i've ever been with. there are lots of things i want to do but i know that he is ready to settle down and i still want to branch out and meet people and try new things. is this a good enough reason to break up with someone? i feel selfish for that being the reason because we are so compatible. but i don't want to make a mistake and then always regret it.
i don't know how i would break it off with him. he would be devastated. i really dont want to hurtt him. but i want to make the right decision. am i just having a case of "the grass is greener"? i haev always been a doubtful person and never thought i would find someone like this, so i wonder if maybe i am just overanalyzing things.
anyone have any thoguhts or similar experiences?