My boyfriend and I started dating when we were freshmen in high school. We broke up when he went off to college, but we hooked right back up when he graduated and came back home to live. I thought we were going to get married, but he broke up with me about a year after we started dating again. His brother told me that he was feeling overwhelmed, so I decided to give him some space. I asked his brother how to get him back, and he told me that he just needed some time.
There were so many things going on in his life, and he just needed to take a step back to breathe. I felt bad about this, because I wanted to be there to support him.