College sophomore girl dating high school senior
“My mom gave me some really good advice about letting go of the small stuff.” These stories of perseverance and success aren’t the norm, say experts.
More likely, one or both students will find the allure of new adventures in college too hard to pass up.
“And so, especially if they haven’t been good at communicating with that partner, it’s going to be even more difficult to stay together.” (Don’t breathe a sigh of relief, though, if you make it through Thanksgiving with your relationship intact — surveys have found that Christmas, New Year’s and Valentine’s Day can spell doom for couples, too).
The bottom line is, incoming freshmen hoping to stay tied to their high school mate should keep talking.
“Try to make sure that you fulfill your desires, your goals, what you want to do in life, but remain friends.
And if it is really meant to be, you’ll come together.
It was really good for us to have our own separate lives for a few years.” As with any relationship, it wasn’t all wine and roses (“we made some mistakes,” said Stephanie), but they made sure to talk it out.Today, they’re happily married, living in California, and their daughters are 6, 4 and 2.“We didn’t do everything together,” said Stephanie.An 18 year old college freshman dating a year old is much different than an 18 year old high school senior.
Students carrying over high school relationships into college may be bucking the odds, but it hasn’t stopped them from trying.They broke up a bit, dated other people at the suggestion of their parents, but stayed in close touch.“We were only about 100 miles apart, so we were able to see each other on weekends and over the summers, but what happened was because there was so much against us in the beginning, we did try to date other people, and split up," Gee said.Of all college relationships, nearly 33 percent are long-distance, according to an i Village survey. If you’re out of college, think about your Facebook friends: How many are still together with — or even married to — their high school sweethearts?