I’m not sure what to do about her anymore. We met just a few months ago in English. She couldn’t get enough for me, and having her around has made things different. I don’t really talk to her much, and when I do, we have nothing in common. Usually she rants on and on about how she loves me, but I just feel bad that I can’t really say anything back that would mean as much as half of what she says about me.
Whenever I try to ignore her and hang out with my friends, I come back to see my phone full of guilt trips, rants about why she’s into me, and just spam in general. All I can muster most of the time is a simple “hi” as a reply. I’m just not interested in her as much as she is in me. When she hangs on me, I only hug back to please her. I don’t have to, but I feel awful if I don’t.
The people around us don’t help much either. Everyone keeps saying we’re a cute couple, but all I want is some space so that I can be myself and live my younger years the way I want to without stressing over her well-being. I fear that if I do leave her, everyone that knew about our relationship would flat-out think it’s because I hate her (which I don’t) and witch hunt me over it.
I’ve gotten no support at home either. My parents are convinced that we’re already engaged and if I do end up breaking up with her, it would be a huge blow considering of all the social media attention we’ve gotten off of their Facebook feeds.
If I tell her that we’re just too different, I’d feel awful because she’s already been hurt before by someone else. If I don’t say anything, this cycle would continue and I would be trapped indefinitely. What should I do?