Serious Relationship In College? Here’s What You Need To Think About

When you get into a serious relationship in college, or if you have carried a relationship into college, it can feel like the most important thing in the world. Sometimes it is, and we’re not trying to encourage you not to follow your heart, or not put everything that you have got into this relationship, but we do think that it’s worth slowing down a little and thinking things through. It’s normal to get blinded by love, and this is not necessarily a bad thing, but for the sake of your future you have got to think a little more about this. Some of the things that you are going to need to think about are as follows.

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Your Future, Both Of You

You are going to need to consider the future, and that goes for both of you. What do you want to do with your life and what do they want to do with theirs? Is either of you distracting the other from getting the grades that they need or stopping them from reaching their full potential? If the answer is even potentially yes, then you’ve got to reevaluate the way that you are doing things as there could end up being a lot of resentment there if you are not careful. It’s not too late to turn things around though, so you can have the future you both want, and still have each other.

When thinking about the future, you also need to think about what your future looks like. Do you want kids, and do they? This is a big thing, and you both need to be on the same page so that there is no disappointment down the line.

Your Wants And Needs

It’s important that in a relationship you can communicate your wants and needs to your partner without them going off on you. Are you in a safe enough space to do this? Do you feel as though your wants, desires, and needs are being met by your partner? Sometimes it can be easy to say yes without really thinking about it, but we need you to think about it for more than a moment. Think deeply about this, and at the same time think about whether you are doing everything you can to meet their needs also.

Nobody should be settling or compromising in a relationship. Nobody should have to feel as though they have to give things up permanently to be with the other, and if this is the relationship that you have found yourself in then maybe it’s not the right one for you.

Is This For The Long Haul?

This is not a surface question like when some of your friends ask you if you are going to be together forever. We’re not even talking about forever here, we’re just talking about the long haul. Do you think that your relationship is strong enough to survive in this world for the long haul? If you do, then that’s great and we hope that it does, while also hoping that you continue to put in the effort necessary to see success here. If you don’t think that it is, then you need to ensure that you communicate this with your partner so that there are no mixed messages.

Just because a relationship is serious, that doesn’t mean that it’s the one that you want to be in forever. You don’t need to make any choices right now but it’s worth thinking about.

Have You Experienced Enough Yet?

Last but not least, you need to ask yourself whether you have experienced enough of the things that you cannot do while in a relationship to tie yourself down for the rest of your life. Some people have, and some people haven’t, and some people haven’t but don’t want to, it all depends on you as a person. Your feelings are valid no matter what, and it’s your choice in the end. But, it’s something that you need to seriously think about now before you settle down and end up having to get the services of a business like because things broke down when you started to regret your choices.

The relationship that you are in during your time at college might be the one that you are going to be in for the rest of your life, but it also might not be. Likewise, it might feel like you should ensure that your entire world revolves around it, but this is not the case either. Of course, we’re not saying that you shouldn’t put any effort into it because this is also not true, but you need to slow down, and make sure that you are thinking through everything before you make any decisions that will impact the rest of your life.

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