You were feeling very lonely, weren't you? You were surrounded by people and noise, your hand held by another, yet inside, in the places that really mattered, you felt utterly alone. One problem was that the people who surrounded you weren't those of your choosing.
Your lover had a habit of picking up strays and making new friends easily, and really, in theory you found it charming. How sweet that your sweetie was warm to so many. But you preferred not to be constantly crowded. You would have liked more quiet evenings at home, more dinners spent talking over the news and working out your problems, not endless rounds of small talk with folks you didn't plan to befriend.So how could you have addressed your issues with your true love? Because address you needed to; this one couldn't have worked out on its own. You should have found a quiet, calm place to sit down and just talk. Asking for what you wanted. Being specific. Did you want to spend two nights together a week, or four? You shouldn't have been afraid to open the lines of communication; you were deeply cared for and your lover would have worked to find a way to your heart. You just had to be willing to accept a compromise when you were offered one.