A break in the relationship - how do you cope?
My girlfriend and I are 24 and 22, respectively. We have been dating for about a month and we had sex. I felt really terrible about it afterwards because I feel like I manipulated her into doing it and I hurt her in the process. We were both emotionally shaken after the experience, and she called me over to her house the next day.
She said that we should take a break from each other, but didn’t say how long. I am in great emotional distress right now, because I truly feel like i do love her. She told me that she feels like I don’t, but am just using her to get sex.
I truly love her, and I wish we didn’t have sex.
I need to find patience to get me through this break. I have never experienced such a thing, I’ve only had straight up break ups.
How do you cope with your breaks, and can you offer me any advice?
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