Student Relationships; Friends, Lovers, Foes..
New friends, old friends, boyfriends, girlfriends, flatmates, bad mates, there will never be a dull moment while you’re at Uni. You’re not alone, this
Friendships move on
Moving away from your hometown to go to University means the opportunity to make new friends, have new adventures and take up new activities, however inevitably you will also be leaving people behind. This is challenging for friendships, and often factors like distance, new people that take up all of your time, and simply developing new interests mean things won’t ever be the same again.
Don’t feel bad about it, as your interests change you naturally end up surrounded by the people you ‘click’ with best at the time. Plus you will always be able to see your old friends when you go back home.
Breaking up is hard to do
Starting Uni may bring with it a tough decision, do you end the relationship you are in or do you do the long distance thing? Sadly long distance relationships only work in a handful of cases; you’ll need a great degree of honesty and openness, and have enough patience to really want to make it work. Your new life will have a knock on effect; how much time can you dedicate to your partner if they’re not in the same city as you? If you do go down this route, talk on the phone and try to visit each other as much as possible.
If on the other hand one of you realizes the relationship has come to an end, then really it’s only time that will make things better. It’s not the end of the world despite how it may feel, and the human race has been getting in and out of relationships since the dawn of time. Don’t feel any regrets over making the choice to further your education and get out into the great wide world.