My 17 year old daughter and her boyfriend broke up during this lockdown. First love, first relationship. She is devastated and sad. He had been avoiding her for a few weeks in person. They finally met up for a walk and he told her that he was feeling insecure, lacked self esteem and he had started to feel different towards her even though he didn’t want it to change. He couldn’t really give her what she needs right now. She took control and suggested they break up as he didn’t want to hurt her. But she is hurting so much as he was the only person she was allowed any contact with during this lockdown, which had been very challenging already for them to meet up as his parents were unpredictable in allowing them regular catch ups. Now no friends allowed either! I feel so helpless as I can’t take her pain away and she doesnt have any normalcy in her life to be distracted. Exams are soon and I’m afraid her focus might now be where she needs. She’s always been very organised and disciplined but I can see the motivation slipping. I’m concerned about the timing of this first ever breakup in her life. It’s a big thing to deal with let alone in a pandemic. They are still best friends texting and snap chat. Not sure if that’s a good idea but she says it’s ok and wants the friendship to continue. He’s a wonderful respectful considerate boy and they had a lovely close happy relationship so I just don’t understand what happened. It’s confusing for my daughter too as she’s lost her closest person/friend that keeps her happy outside of our family. So heartbroken. Please help us understand!
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