It has been a very hard thing for us as parents to stand on the sidelines and watch our Boy get tangled up in a relationship that we could see was going to be a disaster. Not much we could do about it except tell him what we thought, on occasion.
But him moving back in with us did not end the relationship. It drug on...and on... and on because he couldn’t bring himself to hurt her feelings by just ending it.
But he did manage to stick to his guns (stick to his guns? What the heck does that mean?) by saying “NO” when she kept pressuring him to go back with her, and this weekend it has been 5 weeks since she has called him on the phone.