I'm (still) a Senior, She's (still) a Junior.

<p>I know I had this posted on the other forum a long time ago but I thought I would resurrect it to this one because I was inspired by someone else's post. </p>

<p>By the time I leave for college next fall, I'll have been with my girlfriend for about 2 and a half years. We're not planning on breaking up before then and have a seemingly great relationship so far. (I'm a Senior, she's a Junior)--And therein lies the problem. We're wondering how it's really going to work when I go to college. The closest college I'm applying to is a 6 hour drive away, so it's not like I'll be able to drive back whenever I want. I'm not really looking for an answer to anything really, just maybe if other people have tried to keep a relationship going after high school and into college like this, what your advice might be, different things people have done that helped bide the time until they see eachother again, etc. Anything would be helpful I guess. Thanks</p>

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<p>dump her. it is your only hope.</p>

<p>yeah that's real good advice, you could have at least been witty or something instead of just giving a jackass comment</p>

<p>it may have been a jackass comment because it was so blunt...</p>

<p>but the truth is, no matter how you resolve to stay with her, when you get to college i bet ANYTHING you guys break up</p>

<p>it's sad, i'm sorry</p>

<p>I know its a stupid movie, but "Road Trip" presents some good points about long distance relationships.
As Tom Green said, "The window of opportunity to drink and do drugs and take advantage of young girls is getting smaller by the day."
Basically you don't want to limit your college experience. And, I mean, to make a high school/college relationship work you really need to be able to see eachother. It wouldn't be fair to either of you. But if you think you can handle it, more power to you.</p>

<p>Did the last thread not help you at all? I think you're choosing to focus on the negative comments.
As I've said before, long distance relationships can work if you really care about each other. I'm doing it. But the way you are so unsure about it makes me think that it probably won't work for you.
And anyway, you have months to go before you really have to worry about this.</p>

<p>yah. you're gonna have a lot of girls at college and stuff.. it depends on you.</p>

<p>i didn't mean to be rude, just honest.</p>

<p>i say you can't keep the relationship, for your sake (and your girlfriend's). so be friends for now, and if it was meant to be, it will (just not for now).</p>

<p>I know some people who have ended up getting married to their high school sweethearts with whom they had long distance relationships in college. What one of them told me was that it is harder than you expect to start hanging out together again regularly once you have been apart for a while. I also know others who had serious high school relationships and broke up at some point in college.</p>

<p>It's impossible to tell what will happen. You and your girlfriend should just keep being a couple as long as both of you are happy with it, and, if it's not the right thing, that will eventually become clear to you.</p>

<p>I would say, don't just "bide the time" while you are apart. Get involved in your classes and campus activities and friendships because the campus will become the new center of your life.</p>

<p>Also, if you want to help your relationship to last, try to become friends with some people who are in a situation similar to yours, who are in a relationship that they value. Obviously these don't have to be your only friends.</p>

<p>leave it open-ended</p>

<p>that way, there's nothing holding you back, but no doors closed if you don't find the "perfect girl" in college</p>

<p>Stay friends during college, and if you're really meant for eachother, you're relationship will stay strong while your away from eachother.</p>

<p>Be friends. It's the only way to continue having her in your life. Stay in contact through phone, e-mail, etc. And meet up when you come back home.</p>

<p>if you and your girlfriend can manage it, i'd say go with olivia's plan. i really wouldn't recommend tying yourself down for college. it wouldn't be fun.</p>