We have spent the past year or so getting to know each other through conversations of 1-3 hours a day, 3-4 days a week, at her place of employment (owners are friends and poses no problem to her employment) She has shared every negative fact about her life and it has not deterred my growing feelings. She is much younger than me, but keeps up and passes me. I have grown to love her and I know, in my heart, that she loves me too, I can feel it. So why is she running away and impulsively marrying her childhood boyfriend and abandoning me and this magical experience. Is she afraid?