Cynthia - posted on 08/11/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )
After a year and a half with his "first love" my 18 year old is experiencing his first break up. He didn't see it coming and is aboslutely heart broken. He and his girlfriend are both starting college at different schools with about 6 hours distance between them and had made the decision to stay together through the transition and try to make a long distance relationship work. With two weeks to go until she moves she sprung the news on him this weekend that she "just doesn't feel the same" , and wants to do the college transition herself. While he is trying to respect her decision it doesn't take away his pain. It has been soooo hard to watch him go through this... and I have learned a new parenting lesson.... Its harder to watch your child go through their first heart break then living through your own!! Does anyone have any Mom advice for mending broken hearts, or creative suggestions for how I can support him through this difficult period of transition?