DEAR ABBY: I am a 19-year-old girl who has been with my boyfriend for two years. He recently broke up with me, and I'm devastated. He told me he did it because I deserve better, and he believes there's someone else out there who will make me happier. Those were his exact words.
Abby, he was everything to me -- my best friend, my lover. From the bottom of my heart, I know he was meant for me. He's the only man I can picture myself with.
I am really depressed. He doesn't even call anymore. How do I move on when I don't want to be without him? Please give me some advice. -- ALONE AND IN LOVE
DEAR ALONE: When a man (or woman) ends a relationship with the excuse that someone "deserves better," be grateful for the candor. He or she is probably right.
It's time to move on. Stop playing "your" song, put mementos out of sight and refuse to be a victim. Take a class, join a gym, spend time with your friends. Do not allow yourself the time to brood. Trust me, it works!