We have midsummer festives this weekend. difficult child and his girlfriend were supposed to spend a holiday at some of their friend's cottage. They have had rough time some time now and I was little worried how they would get over Midsummer (tends to be rowdy and wet party.) They didn't. difficult child called yesterday if I could transfer some money from his bank account he doesn't have access to the account he does for a train ticket home and if someone could pick him up from station. Didn't have account keys with me to do that, but was able to buy him a ticket with my phone and send that to his phone so home he came after walking 15 miles from that summer cottage to get to the train station (he had given away his leased car just before and had anyway drank and couldn't have driven.) When here he told he and girlfriend are finished and there is no point trying to keep up long distance relationship. Apparently they had had a fight during the festives. He does also have a black eye but didn't tell how he got that. His former coach whose son was also at that cottage told me that girlfriend had punched difficult child and apparently no one else was hurt and there was not any bigger fight. And no cops called, so that is a relief. To be honest I don't care what went wrong, who cheat who and who did what. Even if you forget they are very young and first serious relationships don't usually last, they had so many issues they simply didn't have a chance to make it. And I wasn't even too fond of this girl. Still it of course hurts difficult child and timing kind of stinks. But to be honest difficult child seems to be hurting more to his pride than heart so I think he will be okay. We were moving them out from their apartment next weekend anyway. difficult child is leaving that city, ex-girlfriend is staying. difficult child is angry and sullen so we will see how things go. He will be staying home till late July and we are not yet totally sure where then. He does have a favourite option among his back ups but we are still waiting to hear from one other more lucrative option. Anyway it will be a totally new beginning for him.