We live in Philadelphia. He received word from his internship company that they wanted to take him on full time in LA, starting in two weeks. He has one week to pack everything up and move on to his new life.
We've been long distance at various points through almost half of our relationship, but we always had an end date. He would like to relocate there for the foreseeable future and LA is probably the only city on earth I would never want to move to. We came to the decision that trying to end it now was the way to keep it clean and keep us as friends. But it feels awful. We both say we love each other and neither of us really want to break up.
It's especially heartbreaking because two weeks ago we were happy in our relationship and this was unthinkable. I imagined myself spending the rest of my life with him and I can't believe it's over. I don't even have the time to process it.
We've discussed ground rules and we are still allowed to say that we love each other and talk constantly, etc, etc. which makes me wonder what the point of breaking up even is.
Now the question... Have you ever had a break up when you were both still madly in love with the other person? Or would you try to make it work, when realistically the situation is grim?
Tldr; boyfriend finds out he has one week to permanently move across the country and we break up.