I couldn’t think straight or feel anything besides a sickening knot in my stomach and the crushing feeling of hopelessness. “You’re gonna look back one day and you’re gonna go, ‘What in the hell was I thinking? I was a first-semester college student, and my high school relationship of three years was over.
” Given my own personal experience of the classic college breakup, I can relate to the oh-so-common high school sweetheart relationships gone sour in college.
“Since we didn’t see each other at all, our feelings changed,” one sophomore wrote.
“We didn’t communicate and I was the only one that was putting effort into the relationship,” said a junior.
All I can offer to the freshman on campus is: Welcome to college—where friendship, stress, hormones, partying and adulthood are taken to a different level.
Where the academics and “experience” come first and our—now long-distance—high school sweeties, dragged onto a whole new playing field, almost come second.
Why do we find that people who we thought were “the one” vanish from our lives within the span of three months?