I have tried breaking it off with him, but he gets me to take him back, saying he doesn't know what he would do without me in his life. He is very strong-willed.<quoted text>
Mostly I agree. The part I have an issue with is that she broke it off then he pressured her to come back. SHE needs to get a spine and end it, but he needs to understand her position and NOT pressure her. They used to call it being noble, but I think no one really does that anymore...<sigh>
I dont really have a problem with him saying he doesnt know what he would do without her in his life part, if that is the way he feels, but I dont know what to make of the he is very strong willed, part. That could mean a lot of things.
I still think, tho, if shes not happy and she clearly is not if she tried breaking it off with him and she did not come back on her own, that he should realize the inequitable nature of the relationship and want something better for her than he can offer, if he really cares about her.
Hes being selfish and putting his own interests ahead of hers, to the detriment of hers. Thats not love.