There is a girl that I love. She has a boyfriend that she has been with for over 6 months now. He treats her like absolute crap and it really brings her down all the time. She doesn't want to end the relationship though because she feels like they have shared too many special things together that it would just be pointless to start over with someone new. She said she still loves him even though he treats her badly and it's like a spell he has her under. We started talking to eachother not too long ago and we became really close to eachother. We both loved eachother and we still do. She wanted her boyfriend to dump her so she could go out with me and so he wouldn't care what she did after that. She doesn't want to dump him also because he would fall apart without her he has told her. She always puts other people before herself so she doesn't want to hurt him but she also doesn't want to hurt me by making nothing happen between us. Her boyfriend is not going to dump her anytime soon because he has already made plans for years from now and he really loves her, and she does love him too. She is confused and her life is complicated right now because she is dealing with many family issues and other things on top of this. I just wanted her to be happy and make her life easier so I told her that she should just stick with her current boyfriend and that we should just be friends. It's not what I wanted and it's not what she wanted but I knew I had to do it in order to make her life better. But now I feel dead without her. I feel like I can never love another person right now because I am still very emotionally attached to her and she's the only person I love right now. I get deep pains in my chest everytime I think about the situation and it just hurts to see her with her boyfriend at school or even just her alone. I know that this isn't something serious like most topics on this forum but it's the worst thing for me currently going on. I don't know what to do anymore because I don't want to let go but I know that it is probably the smart thing to do. Even if I wanted to, I wouldn't be able to let go. What should I do?