It is so often the case in relationships for a man to leave you for a younger woman. It's so common in today's day and age (no pun intended) that it doesn't even come as a surprise. The real shocker though, is when he tells you he's leaving you for an older woman.
The fact that people will seek out relationship counselling or relationship coaching to repair their friendship shows how very important fixing a friendship can be for some people. It can be like losing a member of your family when you're not on good terms with an important friend.
But why does being single in your late twenties, early thirties (and perhaps older than that) seem like such a life failure? What if you're actually - shock, horror - happy being single at (almost) 30?