Basically being single, meeting people, dating around. I’m more on the pro-spotlight of college experience actually.
Even if they’re happy with someone, they need to experience more people for it to be a “complete college experience”. I have two friends who dated for two years in secondary school.
It takes a certain level of maturity to define the status of a relationship clearly. It is also important that you understand and agree on what infidelity means. Both agree that traditional acts of cheating count as infidelity, as well as those that involve technology.
Not all young people in relationships do this well, and it can lead to misunderstandings. Young people live their lives online more than ever these days, and it is important and encouraging to see that everyone agrees on what constitutes cheating.
But if you’re already in a happy and committed relationship, you shouldn’t feel like you to break up with that person just because you’re going to school.
Review the qualities of healthy relationships below: Conflict--in all relationships, there are times when communication breaks down; healthy relationships are able to clear up conflicts and to emerge stronger as a result Managing Conflict, Dealing with Confrontation, & Diffusing Anger Handout Print the handout above for more information on limit-setting.
Take a look at the handout "Are You in an Unhealthy Relationship?
Here’s the question: can you be in a relationship and still do all of that? We started thinking about this after seeing this post in the message boards. Should you break up with your high school sweetheart just so you can experience other things (and people)? Check out what these girls think, and then give us your opinion in the comments.
xbubblexwandsx asked: I have a friend who argues that the college experience must include “branching out socially, growing alone” etc.