Hi Everyone, I really need some insight here. I recently saw my girlfriend of just over a year for a long weekend. We are both studying abroad in different countries but are occasionally able to travel together. Five weeks after leaving home we actually decided to take a break from our relationship. This was her idea and I was absolutely heartbroken when she brought it up. Her reasoning was that I was smothering her and that she wants to make the most of her experience abroad. I understand it and think this break will be good for us, but I am still really struggling. When she admitted that she felt like she was being smothered I was not surprised. I feel that I'm a very emotional person and I have a history of getting very attached to the girls I date (even if an exclusive relationship never actually happens). For the last 3-4 months of our relationship we have made plans to move in together and get married after we graduate next year. In my head that future was a fact, not a possibility, and we always agreed that it was going to happen (she was even the first of us to bring it up and I was so happy when she did). Now after being away for 7ish weeks I think that she is starting to realize that a commitment like that at such a young age is not realistic. This is my first serious relationship, I am only 21 years old, and I am so incredibly afraid of losing her. At this point (about 3 weeks into our break), I am really really struggling to think that I will ever be able to move on if our relationship doesn't make it through this. Do any of you feel like you have similar attachment issues in relationships? If so, do you think it has anything to do with bad PMO habits, or is it just my personality? Any insight would be greatly appreciated.