I'm standing outside some shitty dive bar in the East Village with my friends Paul and Dale. The Sex Pistols blare through the open windows, in front of which stands a row of young, drunk people gathered around cocktail tables. Cigarette and weed smoke hang low in the air. While I'm sober, Paul and Dale are borderline drunk, and Caitlin, Paul's girlfriend who is currently downstairs in the bar's basement attempting to play foosball with one eye open, is completely hammered.
For the last two-and-a-half years my girlfriend has been steadily stripping away all of the physical aspects of our relationship. I have been supportive but we are now at a stage where she has moved out saying that she sees me as a friend and not a lover. She has told me that all of her relationships finish this way but normally much earlier when the guy gets fed up with the lack of sex. Our sex life has been awful - five times in nine months and of course because of the problems she has, it has never been good when we did do it. She is diabetec and anaemic and has psoriasis. She thinks she is fat and ugly. I know that she is beautiful and I love her.
Please refresh the page and retry. I t is one thing being rejected or ignored by your holiday romance. But this horrific scenario is exactly what year-old Sophie Stevenson says happened to her after she met Dutchman Jesse Mateman, 21, on holiday in Barcelona. I called him a bunch of times, and he didn't answer. I waited at the airport for two hours and I hadn't heard anything, I was really starting to panic about being abandoned.
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