I got a tearful phone call from a friend Lorraine, a few days ago, it seems her husband Jonah had said those fatal words earlier that evening. 'I love you, but I'm not in love with you any more.
After 40 minutes of tears, wailing and comments such as 'He's supposed to be my soul mate' and 'He's supposed to be my best friend'. I managed to get her to talk coherently.
It had been a bad day, one of his biggest customers wasn't able to pay a large bill on time.
Lorraine was planning next years holidays and was looking to spend in excess of £10k on two holidays, one family one and a holiday for just the 2 of them.
Lorraine had cooked fish for tea and Jonah hates fish, not surprising with his name.
The row between them had exploded because he wouldn't eat the fish.
She said 'If you loved me you'd eat the fish.'
He replied 'If you loved me you wouldn't cook fish for me'
She said 'If you loved me you'd let me book the holidays even though we can't afford them'
He said 'If you loved me you'd wait until the big bill was paid before you booked the holiday'.
She said 'Do you still love me?'
He said 'Yes'
She said 'Are you still in love with me?'
He said 'Oh look Wales just scored'
Fatal mistake, he should have just said yes and then I wouldn't have missed most of the programme I had been trying to watch.
He wouldn't have missed the rest of the rugby match.
So he didn't actually utter the fateful words, he just got distracted at the wrong time!