How do you break bad news to a boyfriend or girlfriend?
I'm in my early 20s and recently got some bad news from my doctor. I told one of my best friends, but she is in her late 30s and can (and has) handle these types of situations and she is also like a mother to me. I'm concerned about telling my boyfriend though. He's a year or so younger than I am and doesn't have the emotional maturity of the friend I told. I'm afraid if I go in to detail with him, he'll get confused and freaked out, but that if I just give him the basic overview, that might leave him with so many unanswered questions that that may worry him too. But I feel like I can't just not tell him. I told him I was going for a test, but I really thought it was going to come out fine, I never imagined there would actually be an issue. So when I see him next and he asks how everything went, what do I do? Or maybe, what have other people done in similar situations?