I've been dating my boyfriend for over seven months now and we started dating when I still thought I was bisexual, but since I've realized I'm gay and am now starting to accept it and come out to my family I know that I need to break up with him. However, he is very important to me and I really like him as a friend, but he's made it very clear that if we break up he doesn't want to ever be friends or really talk again. I'm terrified to break up with him and my mom has been less than supportive and helpful. My boyfriend knows that something is wrong because I've been acting a lot different with him than I used to, and the few people I've talked to about it just keep telling me that I need to break up with him, but I'm having a really hard time coming to terms with the fact that I need to lose him in order to be happy in the end. Does anyone have any advice for how to gear myself up for this and soon?