I'm 19 she's 18. I broke up with her last night and to be honest it was long overdue. I hadn't been happy in the relationship for about a year, I stayed hoping it would eventually get better. The main source of tension was her dependence on me and it became overwhelming. After making it clear that she couldn't convince me to stay under any circumstances (she has convinced me in the past) she pleaded with me to continue talking after the breakup. I agreed. Is this a really stupid idea? is it incredibly unrealistic to continue speaking as friends even with strong feelings there?