I may have even been a little guarded (and responsible) myself because of my own experience having come out of such a serious relationship.
I also think that the weekends spent away from each other made it harder to spend the time together in order to build the connection she's talking about.
I know that conventional wisdom might say I just need to move on here, but I really feel like there was something special there.
I had such a great time whenever we saw each other and I haven't felt this way about someone in a really long time (I've dated a fair bit).
She thought we had so many things in common and that I treated her exactly as she'd want someone to treat her.
She was adamant about the fact that she thought I'd never done anything wrong (quite the opposite).
If I got a firm no, I'd definitely go NC from there.
I told her I felt she was great, and that I was surprised and upset by this all.
As for keeping in touch, I told her I'd need some time to think about that and see how I feel before I could make a decision.
It seemed like she went into the conversation determined to end things and I wasn't going to jump on a pity offering that could have come out of weakness at the time.
In order to give you a full understanding about things, here are a few more points that I feel I should add to the conversation:- There was definitely a great physical connection between us.