Woman: We separated two months ago. And it was not my decision.

Friend: I'm so sorry. What happened? Did he find someone else?

Woman: No.

Friend: So why does he not want to be with you anymore?

Is the last sentence phrased naturally in this context? What would you native speakers say?

(I tried searching "why does he not want to be with" on Google and it only had 6 hits)


Both "why does he not want to" and "why doesn't he want to" are grammatically fine. However, I find this negative question a little awkward. It might help if you rewrite it to a simple question without negation.

Why is he splitting up with you then?

Why would he break up with you?

Are you guys just growing/drifting apart?

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