Here's another instalment of our relationship help forum articles. These are true relationship crises faced by real women. We change any recognisable detail and share the story (and the possible solution) with you so that you can be helped if you're in the same situation. You can find more real life relationship crises stories on our Relationship Help Forum page.
Here's today's story.
My boyfriend broke up with me earlier this week after 9 months together.
I’m finding it really difficult to cope. I keep wanting to call or text him in
case he changes his mind. It doesn’t help that we have split up quite a few
times in the past and after I have cried and asked for us to try and work
things out, we have always got back together pretty quickly.
What do you do you when your teenager has their first heartbreak? Would you know how to handle teenagers and heartbreak?
You know that the bliss they feel when they're 'in love' won't last. You understand that they think it'll be forever, but you know otherwise. It can be a pretty scary thought knowing that something so blissful for your child has the potential to work out so badly.
You don't want to potentially spoil the relationship you have with your teen by handling their heartbreak badly. However, you also don't want to make them bitter about love or too caught up in the 'forever' moment. The balance has to be just right.
I came across a fine article about teenagers and heartbreak. It gives really good advice on what to do when your child has her first break-up and the aftermaths of it. Advice like not 'bashing' the ex or to be prepared for a relapse (and lots more) are very well expressed. You can go over and read it here.
This week our Relationship Help Forum story comes from *Alice (not her real name). Her true relationship crises deals with a situation a lot of people can relate to. She mistook a casual, rebound relationship for the real deal and paid for it with a lot of heartache and worry. I have a feeling this relationship was rushed into without much consideration, but my heart goes out to *Alice (all identifiable details have been removed).
Today's Relationship Help forum situation shows that sometimes even mature men and women can experience the same relationship crisis younger people can face. This real-life story is about *Lily (not her real name), a woman in her 50s, who's had a terrible time recently with her love life.
All identifiable details have been changed in these real life relationship crisis stories. You can see the rest of them at this page: Relationship Help Forum.
Relationship help forum: mature love?
Here's *Lily's story:
Do men ever hurt? I’m just out of a 9 year relationship that was tainted from
the beginning. My doctor put me on Paxil to get through my divorce, then kept
me on it to deal with the kids. Little did I realize that I wasn’t dealing or
coping with anything. In fact, I embarked in a 9 year relationship with
monumental mistakes and repercussions.