"You can't start the next chapter in your life if you keep re-reading the last one." Unknown
Becca and Peter got back together right before Valentine's Day. They made it through a three year anniversary and Prom. But Peter broke it off again a week before Becca's graduation. And two days ago he told her it was really over, he was tired of giving her more chances. I feel like deja vu. He has said that before. We've been here before. Becca is a weepy mess. I can't believe this photo was just three weeks ago today.
We've all heard: "Time heals all wounds", "there are plenty of fish in the sea", "you're better off without him", "you need to move on" and all the other platitudes. I realized yesterday that when you are smack in the thick of things that all those words are absolutely meaningless to the person who is suffering. True, maybe. But still meaningless. Becca recognizes that she needs to move on, but in reality she misses Peter and wants him back. More than anything. And I know if he comes back, this cycle will continue. Anyone with real world experience care to weigh on in what you tell your heart-broken eighteen-year-old when you know a relationship is toxic and needs to end? Even when you happen to like the boy involved?