This was extremely helpful kayc, I really appreciate this. I am struggling to come to terms with the fact we won’t get back together, because at first he said that he thought about going on a break but didn’t think it would be fair of him to do that when he didn’t know how long he needs/he didn’t want to drag me down with him. The last time we talked I told him that while I was upset if he needed to reach out to someone as he was going through a lot, and he responded kindly and apologized but also thanked me for being there for him as he was having a rough time. I haven’t said anything since.
Hi everyone, I am a female (24) experiencing something very confusing with my now ex (25). Him and I had a very good relationship, about 5 months long and we were good friends prior to this as well. His dad had been diagnosed with cancer before we started dating, and it was terminal. Everything was fine, my ex was not really close to his dad so he constantly said he was fine and this would not affect him at all, but when he did pass away he ended up feeling very affected by it and we broke up a week later, with him saying he doesn't feel like he can be in a relationship anymore and he is feeli