When your completely enamored with someone, you tend to have tunnel vision and view everything in a lens viewing everything to be fine. Especially when you've been seeing someone for almost a year. It was a cold day in November when I rode my bike to south Philadelphia to see my girlfriend over breakfast. I waited on a bench in the cold until she came by before heading to the South Street dinner near her place. I was reading Philly Weekly as she was walking over and when I went in to give her a kiss she moved her head to the side. It was probably the most awkward morning and breakfast I would have with someone because I knew that this was the breakfast that would buffer for the break up. In a streak of good luck, I noticed as I was unlocking my bike that both of my tires were flat. I had to walk my bike a good twenty blocks home completely choked up. I even considered ditching the bike. Looking back in hind sight, I missed all of the signs of what making my "perfect relationship" with this beautiful intelligent women go wrong. We were becoming two different people with different ideologies of how to live and where we wanted to go. I was also moving to NYC and she was going to spend a half a year in Italy. What do you expect in your early 20's?