I was planning on letting my relationship with my boyfriend (who has anxiety) fizzle out when he goes to uni to avoid as much upset as possible. However, he’s started to mention taking a gap year, which I think is to stay with me, but, I would still break up with him. I don’t feel like relationships are suited for me at this point in my life. I feel way too claustrophobic.
I find it really difficult talking to him about these things because he breaks into tears a lot, and freaks out, whereas, I feel I’m too relaxed, and it makes me feel like a horrible person.
How can I avoid as much upset as possible, so that he has a great time at Uni without worrying about me or us? The caveat is that I want him to understand that I’ve made up my mind, and he can’t change it.