My ds is almost 17 and recently broke up with his girlfriend. They are still friends, some other girls after they found out he was single were asking him why he would not ask them to go out with him. Ds told them he did not want a girlfriend right now, so now he has girls coming up to him all the time and saying I heard you and so and so did this, and that (not nice stuff) blah blah. You know "the stupid reasons why people hated high school". Now my Ds wants to move in with my mom because he says it is really depressing him because some girls that he used to talk to will not speak to him because of the rumors. He wants to go to a different school, only stay with my mother during the week, and with us the rest of the time when school is not in, there are more jobs in my moms area for teens too. I really want him to stay with me, but I do not want him to be miserable either. I explained to him that this would pass, sometimes life is tough, you have to take the good with the bad, but he seems to think that the grass is greener on the other side and prefers not to tough it out anymore. He also knows that the schools in my moms district do not require as much academics as the school he goes to, and also his loud mouth buddy told him that school there is so easy. I checked online and his current school received a 4 out of five in academics and the school he would attend while at my moms received a 2 ... A..2 . I don't want him to think he has a depression problem, because I believe he does not, he is in the "I'm a teenager and I am trying to figure out a few things stage". But how in the world do you convince your teenagers that they are normal and this too shall pass, cause teenagers bless their hearts, think that everything is just the end of the world? My DH approch is to tell him to suck it up and get over it, but I don't want my DS to be miserable and think that we just don't care about his feelings. OPINIONS -EXPERIENCES PLEASE!!!