If you know you need the time & space then take it. Step away for 3 days, a week, however long you need. Tell them, give me "X" amount of time to think & heal & just be. If they love & respect you, they will wait.
I'm 22 and never been in a serious relationship. Chasing after guys I liked was a mistake because all failed and just made me see how much I need God. I'm actually glad that I'm waiting for God's timing and praying for this guy who God told him that I'm the one. Maybe it isn't the right time but I'm being prepared. Every day through tears and joys and stress, God knows. And whoever he is, I thank God he prays for me. I'm right here. ❤️ -Kristen Grace :)