My short story "Expansion of Space" was just published in Perihelion Science Fiction:

It is a physical law that no object can travel through space faster than the speed of light. However, space itself can and often does. This presents the celestial traveler with a conundrum. For if the space he inhabits is expanding faster than the speed of light, then the proportion of space he occupies--compared to the entire cosmos--lessens. In other words, he will shrink.

Now I am not certain, but I believe that may explain what has happened to me and my beloved. Let me elucidate.