Should We Break Up?
Hello. I’m in my upper teens and I’ve been in a relationship with a boy for over a year now, and we’ve gone on and off. He’s cheated on me twice, first with one of his family friends and then with one of my close friends, but I was willing to get back together (a decision that I made out of ignorance and pure stupidity, tbh). We almost never talk, he’s not willing to show his emotions with me other than when I’m there to comfort him over something, and I realized that I’ve been putting up a fake version of myself to make sure he still likes me. My friends have been trying to get me to end it, but they say that I’m too soft to actually dump hin. The only reason that I haven’t ended it is because I’m scared of how he will react. I mean, it’s obvious that this relationship is toxic, but is there any way that I break up with him without hurting him? I’m afraid that either he’ll be so depressed that he won’t talk to me again or he’ll hate me and call me bad names. Does anyone have any tips on how to end this? Thank you.