Introduction: Why do I feel like a parent?

Some people may feel suffocated for feeling like a parent-like figure to someone who has just gone through a breakup, but it’s often difficult imagining what the other person is going through when you’re not in their shoes. It’s best to try and see things from the person’s perspective, no matter how different they are from how you would handle your own situation. Most people can’t understand another person’s feelings unless they have gone through the same thing. I’m writing this piece as someone who has been through a breakup which may be by someone who is “in love” with someone else. It’s a hard thing to imagine, but it’s one of the most important conversations to have with a long-distance friend or family member.
I was once in that situation and I am trying to understand others who are going through it as well. I’ve seen so many people get hurt by being “in love” with someone they don’t even know in person, and they may not see how this can hurt their friends, family members or lovers unless they’ve experienced it themselves. I have talked to other friends who have gone through a breakup, and I would like to share our stories in this article.

please don't be in love with someone else kelsie rae
please don’t be in love with someone else kelsie rae