my mom told me that in high school she use to get boyfriends at the beginning of February so they had enough time to get her a valentines day gift and then break up with them the day after and just keep the gift and one day she told her parents about it and they made her keep her boyfriend at least until the end of February and so she did and that boy is now my dad
Always be honored when someone lets you in on their craziness.
When they’re at their most slobbery, vulnerable, neurotic, exposed rock bottom: please don’t belittle them. Embrace. Be gracious. Your advice is probably good, but not as good as being there to catch them.