The man, after a long affair, tells the woman that he has to break off their relationship.
The contests are long and grueling affairs, taking place over several weeks.
The evening meal is a much longer affair than lunch.
This was a much longer affair than the first one.
Monthly meeting were long affairs as each member had their say.
It was a long and tense affair that fell 10 minutes short of lasting four hours.
This is not the end of a long affair.
If Tovera takes care of the matter instead, it's likely to be a much longer affair.
Then he had a long secret affair with his oldest friend's wife.
The narrator has boyfriends, marriage and, later, a long affair with a married man.