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    Until two weeks ago I'd been in a relationship with my boyfriend since September (8 months).
    I thought we were happy and he always seemed pleased to have me and content, we argued occasionally but it was nothing major and we didn't have many issues.
    He suffered a family bereavement in April and since then seemed to be distancing himself from me, he never asked for space or a break but we'd talk less and less.
    Like i said, two weeks ago he said he couldn't handle things anymore, he didn't want it to affect me and wanted to end things between us.
    I got where he was coming from but does this seem like a phase of grief that he'll get over and he will eventually want to reconcile? What is the likelihood of us getting back together given the circumstances and how long would it take?
    We haven't spoken since then, I'm 19 and he's 21, it wasn't long distance and i don't believe there would have been another girl.

    I'm sorry that this has happened, I'm sure it's very distressing. During a family bereavement people deal with the pain in different ways, it seems like your boyfriend found the only way he could cope was to distance himself. You never know, once he's managed to deal with the loss he return to your side, however he'll need his time to recover. It's simply a case of whether you're willing to wait and see if he does return to being the guy he once was.
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