Developmentally speaking, teens are egocentric by nature as such, they tend to believe that no one has ever thought or felt the way they do, especially not you.
Use what you do know about your teen. Comfort them. Whether it be a cup of tea or a pint of ice cream, offer what you think will help. Also ask them what you can do. Do they want to be left alone, do they want you to sit with them but not talk about the situation, and do they want to talk about the situation.
If they do want to talk, tread very carefully. This is not your opportunity to let your real thoughts and opinion about this romantic interest out. Remember, this is not about you; this is about your teen.
We also recommend that you avoid clichés such as “There are many more fish in the sea,” or “Time heals all wounds,” because right now your teen may feel like the ocean is empty and each second of heartbreak feels like an eternity!
Dr's Barbara R. Greenberg, & Jennifer A. Powell-Lunder are clinical psychologists specializing in work with teens and their parents.
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