Great story. I can relate. But I have a few questions.

How long were you two together?

Who wanted the break up or was it mutual?

If you were the dumpee, how did you get her to agree to meeting with you after 7 years?

Lastly, other then your realization that you weren’t over it, what happened after your three hour meeting? Did you dredge up the past or focus on your separate lives since?

Are you now friends? Or was this what you finally needed to actually walk away forever relegating your ex to being “just someone you used to know?”

Fully retired, ex-pat living outside the US. Been a worker, been in a union, owned a business, and had probably 6 different career paths. I write as a hobby.