Welcome to the next phase of Parenting a Teen in First Love: The Break Up.
Earlier this year, I was nervous delighted when my 18-year-old daughter told me she had found true love. I’d never seen her so happy, so bright. Their relationship went from cute flirting to crazy-in-love within days. His style-cat charm, playful affection and layered friendship gave her a new sense of confidence and self-worth. But secretly, it worried me. I knew the relationship would eventually end. It’s the law of nature, you know? They were a perfect fit at the moment, but they were too outgoing and young to settle down so soon. I didn’t know if it would last two years or a few months. It turned out to be the latter.