Hi everyone. I posted a mesage on this board a few days ago about my break up (see post - bad, very bad break-up). In a nutshell, my boyfriend and I broke up this past wednesday because his family did not want me to go back to Taiwan with him. It wasn't that that made me sad, it was because he didn't stand up for me and everything he said earlier (that he still loves me and that he wants me to go back with him and try to work things out) seemed like a lie. When they said that, he just stood there and said "well, you're not happy with me anyway." I was so upset that I left for LA. But later that night I called him to talk to him and he told me that it won't work out between us and that I should move on. What makes me mad is that I know alot of it has to do wit his family's influence. This will sound crazy but I was so torn up inside that I flew back to SF and went to the house to talk to him. He told me that he needed time apart - 1 to 2 months to think things through and see if we can work out. His explanation was that he has been with me almost 24/7 ever since we moved in together in Sept 2003 (we both don't work). He said he felt suffocated and that every time we fought, we didn't have a chance to cool down and think things through. I asked him if this was his way of breaking up with me and he told me no. He told me that we fought so much in the past and this is the only way that we will have a chance to work things out again. He told me that it would be good for us and that we have a good chance of getting back together BUT only if we have this time apart. Although reluctant, I agreed and left back for LA.
My question is: Does time apart really help? Is there a chance he will come back to me? What do I do during this period? I'm so scared I will lose him and that he will call me in 1-2 months and tell me it's over. Can anyone share their stories of time apart and how he helped or not helped them? Right now, I feel so lost and confused. I want him back. I really love him. Help please