Please help me understand why someone would go about things this way. Don't do it to make him jealous, or to find a rebound. I could see he couldn't do this anymore but was having a hard time saying it all.
Trust me, it's easier to suffer the old fashioned way rather than making things even more complicated. He said relationships are work but shouldn't be this much of a struggle.
By reminding yourself of the potential effects, you can be a strong support for your teen.
The emotional effects of a breakup can hit a teen hard, depending on the length of the relationship, the intensity of the teen's feelings for his ex, and who instigated the split.
Also, because he is looking, I stupidly decided maybe I should, too. I am devastated and heartbroken and don't feel ready for this at all as I still love him and it wouldn't be fair to anyone else either. He seemed unhappy with life and it seemed to start seeping into our relationship and I became unhappy with things and emotional about everything as well. He said he doesn't have the energy left to put into fighting like this and needed more from me in order to try that hard again.
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Note: We discuss the following insights in the context of dating men, but they apply equally to women.
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