Freckles and I had a long conversation. One he finally engaged in...but the outcome was not as I expected...
We decided to separate.
The weird part: we're still living together, and (for the time being) sleeping in the same room. The sleeping part will transition over time, but for now, we simply don't have the space short of one of us sleeping on the floor.
It's not ideal. I think, it's relieving in some ways and hurtful in others.