Walkaway Partner Syndrome: It Has Probably Happened to You

[This essay is now available in audio on YouTube]

Beyoncé from Formation music video wearing a black hat and elaborate silver necklaces. The words Boy Bye on either side.
Bye Bye, Bae.

2015, the budding relationship I felt so excited and hopeful about was slipping into toxicity without me realizing it. Tracy and I met on OKCupid while I was on the rebound. I had recently been blindsided by a woman I was madly in love with and uprooted my entire life to move with her to Minneapolis. Within…