My 19 year old son has been dating the same girl for 2 1/2 years now-she will be 19 at the end of the month. yesterday, she broke up with him. She told him she needs to be alone for a while, needs time to figure out who she is apart from him, etc. etc. I am not sure if this has to do with her just starting college last month (my son is in his 2nd year already), or, if there is someone else or, if this is just the honest truth. I mean, 2 1/2 years is a very long time at this age and maybe she just wants to explore the world without him at this point. In his mind, this was the girl he would spend his life with. Anyway, he is beyond broken-hearted. he cried almost all of yesterday and just laid in his bed the rest of the night watching TV. Her birthday was coming up soon and he had bought her a nice ring as a gift. I know there is really nothing we can do for him besides just be there if he wants to talk or needs a hug. I just feel so bad for him-it is so hard to see him hurting like this. Any suggestions?