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College relationships? Don’t do it.

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Janette Estrada

April 11, 2019

Do not do it.Do not fall in love in college.Do not let your “friends” convince you to go out on a Tuesday night for cheap alcohol and introduce you to a “cute friend.”Not to say love is non-existent, but in college? Please.At the peak of alcohol-induced bravery, it's likely they will...

How to cope with long distance relationships

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Grant Schmieding

March 26, 2018

Long distance relationships are about as much fun as just about every Ramsay Bolton scene in Game of Thrones. After my own long distance relationship, I would rather go shopping for my own coffin than start another one. Unfortunately, after a year, I consider myself to be a bit of an expert. Just...

Long distance relationships don’t work in college

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Danielle Cortes

August 22, 2017

Long distance relationships are difficult. Short distance relationships are difficult. All relationships are difficult. Even though there are those few rare couples who make it work, you are creating your own journey by moving away to college. Creating your own journey will force you to make some hard decisio...

Why are you still hanging on?

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Lorinda Sasan

September 9, 2016

Love is a drug. It's scientifically proven. When we become close with another person our body releases oxytocin and dopamine. They create good feelings giving us a literal high from being around them. Which can help explain why attachment can feel a lot like addiction sometimes. It's hard to be witho...

Distance makes the heart break

Distance makes the heart break

Rachel Reyes and Briana Mcdaniel

September 7, 2016

So you fell in love with your summer fling or high school sweetheart and now you’ve decided that you’re going to spend the next four years at a college over 100 miles from where you live. You start to wonder should I be a smart human being and break off the relationship or should I pretend...

Loving through long-distance relationships

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Brittany Mcclintock

August 25, 2015

When people find out that I’m in a long-distance relationship, most ask why I would ever do that. They ask if it’s hard, or if I miss him, but the most annoying question is if I trust him. Of course I answer yes to all of these. Yes, it’s hard being away from the guy who makes me happiest. Ye...

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