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I'm looking forward to going to college! I'm really excited. I plan on staying with my boyfriend, as well. We've been dating for almost three years.

We both decided we're going to stay together. Whenever people ask if we're staying together during college, they're really skeptical towards my response. I hate the negative energy.

My mom told me not to stay with him because it's going to keep me from meeting someone new. If I've already found someone I love, why would I try to find someone new? My boyfriend tells me this. He's not looking for someone either.

But anyway, is there anyone that has advice to make this relationship work? We're only going to be about 3 or 4 hours apart.

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For some reason it's common for many people to discount younger people's relationships as not as serious or not as real. If you are happy and this is what you want to do (and your boyfriend as well) that is what is most important! Long-distance relationships can have their own challenges, but they are not impossible.

Check out this article for some tips:
Going the Distance: A Few Thoughts on Long-Distance Relationships

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Humans are allergic to change. They love to say, "We've always done it this way." I try to fight that. That's why I have a clock on my wall that runs counter-clockwise. - Grace Hopper

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Janet R 1974
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Alot of adults tend to think that young relationships won't last but some do and some won't. Follow your heart on this one and if you truly love each other just make sure that you always keep the lines of communication open. I'm an older mom and believe me I think that young love can be just as wonderful as adult love. Communicate with each other and you never know, it may be forever.
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