Why can't we protect our children from this? It is so hard to watch your child suffer from a broken heart and know there is nothing you can do to make it better. Devon broke up with his girlfriend tonight. On their 6 month anniversary. He is head over heels in love with this girl. But, she is so needy and needs so much constant reassurance - always thinking he's mad at her, that he doesn't love her like he used to - gets her feelings hurt. It's not her fault. Her mother is such a witch and treats A like dirt. A can never do anything right or good enough - even though she has a 3.95 GPA taking AP classes and is always at her mother's beck and call. A's mother has damaged her. It makes me furious. Devon said he feels like A was a better person before she met him. That he always seems to hurt her feelings and he doesn't want her to hurt anymore. And what was I doing during all of this? Sleeping. I woke up a little after 10 and called Devon to see where he was. He's at my mom's. He had to get away. My son is hurting and I wasn't available. I wish he had woken me. He said he needed to get away. He was sobbing on the phone. And there is nothing I can do to take away the hurt. My heart hurts for both of them so much. A is such a sweet, sweet girl. She's got a lot of work to do to overcome what her mother has done to her. I know they are young, but everyone that saw them thought they were made for each other and saw them being life mates. Even my mom. Please send good thoughts to both Devon and A - to ease their pain just a little. They're good kids, both of them. This just really bites. Broken hearts svck.