Oh, gods, yes. We're communicating left right and center, more than we ever have before. We have the most functional relationship I've ever seen in a couple, to, (as is clear,) the extant that when he falls in love with another woman, my response is, "Okay, here's why, now let's see how we can work that."
No, I'm not afraid of losing him, and he's giving me what I need, consciously and meticulously. I'm just grieving something that has changed dramatically in a short amount of time -- which has changed whether "Sweetie" wants to join us or not (which we will of course respect.) That might also be part of the issue; the uncertainty.