it breaks mine and Joe's hearts. Stephanie's boyfriend broke up with her after school yesterday after 16 months of dating (we all know that length of time in high school is HUGE) and didn't even give her a reason. He said they need to be friends. She was just at his house most of the day Sunday riding 4-wheelers and having a great time. I think he is a complete coward for doing this like he did. She deserves a reason and we told her so.
She talked very little to me but did talk in length to her Dad. He told her that he has never trusted him since they met. That he is a liar (we both knew that but Steph would never believe it) and he thinks a cheat. They talked a long time and she seemed better for it. I am so thankful for their relationship. She and Joe have come a long long way in the past couple of years. He can give her the guy's point of view and that is something I can't.
We ate dinner a bit later then Steph called a good buddy of hers that knows Greg well. He confirmed what her dad told her. He said Greg is a player. That pretty much sealed the deal for her (as far as believing it). Naturally she didn't want to believe it. This girl loves, I mean truly loves Greg. I know because I was in love in high school. No one believed me but I knew. She does too.
I know that she will be fine and this is a part of growing up. The painful part of relationships but frankly between me and you, I hope that boy stays out of her life forever. But that is not up to me or Joe.
The last thing I told her this morning as I walked out of the door for work was to hold her head high today. She said she would try. I told her "You can do it baby." Damn, this hurts but not near as much as her little heart is hurting.
She will be fine but it might take a while. Meanwhile she has her family and friends to lean on. Gee, it is tough being a parent when your kid's heart hurts.