Hey all, I've been going out with this girl intensively for well over two years now and I'm feeling an ever-increasing need to move away from a relationship with her. We're both really young (17.5) but are both starting University together, taking the same subjects and the same course. Needless to say, our lives have intertwined dramatically over the past few years. I just wanted to know if anyone here has had experience ending a reasonably long relationship at all and what they did to lesson the pain on the other person. I love this girl deeply as a friend and I don't want to let the closeness go entirely so I was hoping for some advice on that and, also, on what people have done to help ease the pain for themselves. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your time. [k] ps - if it helps, my reasons for wishing to end it are simply due to the fact that there isn't a whole lot more we can do together, emotionally or physically, and I don't feel the need to settle down yet.