Engagement broken off…by text message
“CHICAGO — Taking a break from her job at a Michigan Avenue cafe, Jennifer Brun slides her cell phone across the table, offering a glimpse of her life-shattering moment.
On the screen is a text message from her former fiance.
“I’ve lost so much hope, and so much optimism, and so much brightness,” the message reads. “I need time to rebuild that. Time alone. To myself. I need to live by myself for a while.”
That is how Brun’s boyfriend of two years, with whom she’d been living for 11 months and planned to marry, broke up with her.”