My boyfriend of a little over 16 months just broke up with me five days ago. Everything was going wonderfully until about 2 weeks ago. We loved each other, we had fun, and it was just great.
He is going to college in August and he'll be about 300 miles away from me. He also is going to go into the military and become a Marine. Something he has wanted to do since he was in middle school.
I am the kind of person that needs someone around and likes things to go the way I want. I know I am a strong person but I don't put on a face like that. He, as well as his meddling friends, and coworkers have made him confused and he is dead set, right now that I am not strong and the life he is going to have would basically kill me.
I think he is acting this way -- believe it or not -- to spare my feelings. He has decided in his mind already that I am not the type who is strong enough to wait -- so he'd rather hurt me now then later.
But I know I am strong. I have tried telling him that but, he is being stubborn and I guess he doesn't beileve me. He is not acting like he used to. He is basically giving me the cold shoulder, except he says I can call him if I need to.
I hurting so badly but I hope if I give him the space to change he will -- I have seen good things in him, he (well as I) are just young and is acting like any other young man who is in love but confused.
I know everyone is saying to me to forget him and find another. I swear I Love him and he is the one I want to be with. He has said time and time again to me that he Loves me and he wants to be with me forever. I guess now that time is getting closer and closer for him to leave it made him scared and confused so he broke up with me.
Please help me. I feel so alone and sad.