Ok. I need some advice. About a year and a half ago, I met a guy on FFN(fanfiction net) who was mentoring me through my FF story. As it is my first time seriously trying to write, he has been a incredible help. Now since that early mentoring, I have researched online blogs, and such of publishers and writers, not to mention a HUGE writing forum. So I now have a solid grasp of what I need to do writing wise, and what I still need to work on and study on. The issue is, as time went along, we had/have become very close, albeit internet only friends. He became my bouncing board for story ideas, and it was invaluable. Can't meet him, as we are 2k miles apart. I have come to know a lot about him and he me. Found out, that despite him being a soft liberal/democrat, and I a conservative libertarian, that we agreed on a whole heck of a lot. Was kinda scary that I could actually agree with some of his thoughts coming from a left perspective.. I don't want to get into the specifics of what it was that I had to sever the friendship. Needless to say I got the angry letter I expected, him not understanding why I would end a good pen-friendship. However I feel I did the right thing. That I know that it will be just a slow corrosion of things, that it will eventually just be a shallow thing. So I decided on a swift, clean break. So I ended it. So, why does this feel like I just broke up with a girlfriend? I am not a homosexual, not that there is anything wrong with that and I mean no offense, but it is not how my door swings. I never had romantic feelings, but all the same, why does it feel like I just filed for divorce or left a girlfriend?