His Parents are Divorcing

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Registered: 05-06-2003
His Parents are Divorcing
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Wed, 05-28-2003 - 10:45am
My boyfriend's parents are going through a nasty divorce. It is definitely taking a toll on our relationship. I think this has made him lose his confidence in committment. He won't talk to me about it, or anything. He's now saying that he can't be the boyfriend that I need him to be, but I know that he can. I guess I have two questions: 1) How can I reassure him that everything is going to be okay? and 2) How do I get him to open up about it?
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Registered: 05-06-2003
Wed, 05-28-2003 - 1:56pm
I would try to just give him some time. It's hard to reassure people that marriage CAN work, when everywhere you look it's NOT. Maybe once the newness of the situation wears off, he'll realize that your relationship is not his parents' relationship. Good luck!