After eight years it is time to let it go. If in all this time you are left with only heartache, what are you fighting for? Here is a man who has proven — over and over again — not to be able to work through the rough spots. The work now is to grieve the relationship. At 24 you don’t want to extend the misery. Gather your friends and family around you — develop a support network for making the break. If it hasn’t gone well in eight years — there isn’t much to build on. Be thankful for the good times you had during the relationship, but now it is time to grieve — now is time to find a love who knows how to balance themselves during disagreements. You deserve that in your life, don’t you?