Arielle's First Breakup Experience
My first boyfriend was in 11th grade. We dated for about two years. As it was a young relationship, we were on and off constantly! The breakups were initiated by both of us depending on which fight we're talking about, haha. The end of the relationship was when I went off to college and I ended it because I wanted to be single and free at school. I realized that I had so much more to learn and experience. I was in such a bubble growing up and I had no idea what was out there. I also began learning so much about myself.
The hardest part about the breakup was hurting someone you care about. We had built such a strong bond and knew everything about each other and while you may not be in love with someone anymore, you still love them and they will always hold a place in your heart. I'm not sure what I wish I knew. I wouldn't go back and change anything. I was in the learning process of who I was, what the future held, and what an important role he played in my life. I knew there was so much ahead and out there that I had to let go of that relationship, otherwise it would have held me back. I'm proud of the decisions I made.