Hey everyone, So my gf of 5 months is going through a lot now. First off, I live 120 miles from her, since I just graduated from college. I went up to see her for Valentines Day and made her breakfast, drove her to class, 2 dozen roses with 6 tulips, and made New York kobe steak for dinner with wine. And she loved it all and thought I was the sweetest person ever. She also said the she "loves me...like a lot" which is fine because we always tell each other that we love the other, but she has never said "like a lot". Anyway, so we didn't have sex because she is stressed and still on her period. But she told me the next day that she is going to need some space to have her time. She reassured me we are not breaking up and she loves me. Her mom has just been diagnosed with breast cancer, her aunt died, she has to work to pay for her apartment, college, and her sorority. So I have heard mixed explanations about "needed space", what is the best way to approach this? I do not text her too much and we call about once a day. What else can I do to help her out?