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If you think there is a danger that he will really act on his suicide threat when you break off the relationship, you need to tell an adult who can share this burden with you and make sure that he is in a safe environment. When you do break off the relationship I would emphasize that you still care for him and want him to take care of himself. Strongly encourage him to get help from a professional for his feelings of dependency on you and probable depression.
Joyce Brothers Kart , MFT