If you used to bond over your equal loathing of the school cafeteria's soggy pizza or your high school's drama department, will you still feel like you have enough in common once one of you heads off to college?How would you react if you saw a Facebook photo of your high school sweetheart looking verrry flirty with someone else? On the flip side, what would happen if you met someone you instantly clicked with at a college party?It can be hard to find the time to squeeze in a text or a phone call, especially when you could be hanging out with new friends or attending your school's big game. If so, you might work out in college -- but if not, one of you will get frustrated with the increased silence sooner or later.Long-distance relationships aren't impossible, but they aren't exactly fun, either.
If you aren't willing to spend a few days every months traveling back and forth to visit each other, a breakup might be best.
And in between visits, frequent communication is key in order to stay in touch. Will you regret missing out on fun events on your own campus? You're going to college, but he's joining the military, or you're going to college, but she can't afford to.
Dating in high school can turn your world upside down: One minute, you're nervously decoding every ounce of meaning from your crush's texts; the next, you're making out in hallways and updating your status to Facebook official. But staying together for college isn't a cake walk, either.
But once graduation rolls around, every couple needs to decide whether they want to stay together or part ways before college. They run the gamut from sad to infuriating, awkward to embarrassing, no matter who chose to end it.
If you're heading towards radically different places in life, they might not.