You know I'm really surprised. This might get a little long. Last year was my first year of college, and I went in dating a complete psycho. I met this girl the first day I was there and we became really close friends all first semester. She was my best friend at college. We would cuddle and things of the such and it was a bad situation because I was dating a psycho. Well second semester came around and I dumped the psycho and this girl who was my best friend and I started dating. It was the most fulfilling relationship I have ever been in. I've been in quite a few relationships for my age, I'm 19 years old and I've been in over 15, 3-4 were actually pretty long term between 9 months and a year and a half. Now back to the topic. This girl and I were best friends and we started dating. We dated for 4 months before summer came and it was just amazing. We lived down the hall from each other and even though we hung out quite often and most people would get sick of each other, it just seemed like it was perfect. We had a close knit group of friends who loved to hang out and be around each other and things were just amazing. Then summer came. She only lived an hour and a half away but it was still pretty rough because we were used to seeing each other everyday. We went to 1-2 times a week and things were actually really good. We went on little road trips, parks, museums, the drive-in, concerts, had numerous sleepovers. We were in love and it felt so good, we both had never felt anything like it before. Fast forward to now. The last 2 weeks have been really stressful on both of us, ending jobs for the summer, saying goodbye to close friends, and just packing and such. We haven't seen each other in 2 weeks and we are going back to school on Saturday. She's been really upset and distant lately and I didn't know why. So tonight I had a guys night with my 2 closest friends. Her and I started talking halfway through the night and she was REALLY upset. Thats when it started. She told me that she has had a ton on her mind lately and has been thinking about how she hasn't really just been alone without someone there since she was 15. She said she didn't really know who she was. So after a stressful night of talking and such we decided right now its best for both of us if we just stopped dating for now. We both agreed that we would still be best friends and nothing would change except for no intimacy or anything. We both also know we still are in love to as full of an extent as we have ever been, but its just what has to happen for now and maybe we have a chance in the future. At first I was crushed, but you know what....all I can do is smile and be happy now because no matter what she will be there and I'll be there for her. And now I can do my own thing. I'm not really looking for responses, but I just needed to get this out there for now Cliffs: Best friend and I fell in love, dated for 7 or so months, decided to end it for a while but stay best friends.