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Help, I love my best friend

March 27, 2011 Leave a comment

It happens all the time.  You are good friends with a person; you hang out with them all the time, and gradually you realize that you are falling in love with them. What do you do? How do you handle falling in love with a friend? Will it ruin the friendship? These are common questions that everyone must answer. You can’t help falling in love with people. It happens naturally of its own accord. If you were friends first, it just means that the two of you are compatible. But friendships can be hard to come by. So is it worth the risk?

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College Relationship Tips

February 27, 2011 Leave a comment

So what can college couple do when they hope to make a serious relationship work? Here are some college relationship tips and college dating advice.

Classes Come First

Regardless of how easy it can be to meet potential dating partners on a college campus, it’s important to remember that the first priority of a college education is to get educated. A hallmark of a strong relationship is that both partners respect the other’s need to spent time with other priorities, and to sometimes place these priorities before the relationship. If a partner is unwilling to accept that study nights need to come before date nights at least some of the time, this should be a red flag.

Similarly, couples need to understand that friendships come first too, or at the very least are equally important. College friendships are some of the most valuable ones people make during their lives, and these friendships will endure longer than most relationships. Read more…

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College Dating

January 27, 2011 Leave a comment

For many teenagers, going to college is not just about getting an education. Surprised? You shouldn’t be. Becoming involved in the social life of the college, dating other students, it’s all part and parcel of their new experiences.

But, what makes college romances or relationships sometimes so difficult?

Well, to begin with, college students have to deal with the huge transition of being totally responsible for themselves personally, their academic results and the expectations of parents, as well as those they place on themselves.

Added to this already enormous task, they are required to cope with cutting off long term relationships with family and friends, because they’ve moved away to college. This can be quite traumatic for some students. Read more…

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Cheating – Do you stay or leave?

November 20, 2010 Leave a comment

College relationships are some of the most complicated relationships that many people will face in their lifetimes; the reason is because both parties in a college relationship are still maturing. College relationships can be a lot of fun, complicated, energetic and happy; however many college age relationships deal with cheating. Cheating in college is a bit different than in adult relationships because the students are still maturing, and are trying to figure out what they really want in life.

Cheating can mean a lot of things depending on the person, it can be anything from a drunken make out session to having sex with another person while committed in a monogamous relationship. It is important to note that the relationship must be clear cut monogamous before you can say that one party has cheated on the other. Choosing to stay or leave a cheating partner can be a very serious and tough decision for anyone, especially a college student. Read more…

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How to make long distance relationships work

November 15, 2010 Leave a comment

Let’s face it. Contrary to what happens on most TV shows (I’m talking to you, Gossip Girl), odds are that you probably didn’t start the semester attending the same college as your boyfriend or girlfriend. LDRs are pretty common on college campuses, especially in September, when many girls are still dating their summer flings. However, as I’ve learned from countless friends, October and November seem to be the time when most LDRs start to fizzle out.

But don’t worry. Even though long-distance relationships can be difficult, I’m here to tell you that everything is going to be okay. You see readers, I happen to be in one myself – a very long-distance relationship that spans the Atlantic Ocean. So I feel your pain. Here are a couple helpful tips that I’ve learned for keeping that long-distance flame burning through fall and beyond. Read more…

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