Your relationship was similar to those high school matchups between the head cheerleader and the quarterback -- the couple looks great together, and everyone cheers them on, but when all is said and done they're together more out of politics than passion. So it was with you and your mate. Yours may have been a hookup of practicality and convenience, creating stability for your partner and a dead weight for you.
Your partner seemed to block you at every step, throwing buckets of cold water on all your hot ideas, until, frankly, you didn't feel like sharing anymore. You'd have done it on you own but they controlled the pursestrings, the schedule, and the keys to the shed. You probably screamed with frustration.If you had wanted this to work, spending more time alone was key for you. Though it was only natural for two powerful and important people to spend time networking to stay that way, warmth could only have developed if you had given it time. You might have suggested romantic getaways. Given your tense lover a massage. Stayed in bed late snuggling. No, you wouldn't have gotten as much done. But you'd have had a lot more fun doing nothing.