Problem 1 : Geography!
With so many colleges in the country for so many different specialties probability would rule that the chances of you and your partner finding one in the same state, let alone the same city, are very very low. And that brings us to problem no. 1 : STD rates! However many boosters or benefit packs the telecom company comes up with in a bid to unite separated hearts it nevertheless gets overly costly combined with the expense of living ona limited budget.
Next come schedules! Different colleges have different rules with regards to the timings of the classes and so very clearly the mismatching schedules may often result in one half of the couple in a mood to chat while the other tries to catch a few precious hours of sleep before the next lecture. And add to that the exams and tests and quizzes and assignments. Oh it can get frustrating trying to sync up your day. And tiring!
Problem 3: Your friends and outings and your whole freaking life!!
So you have a new life, new set of friends, new experiences and plans and outings and everyday tidbits that you just cannot and I repeat cannot completely and fully share with your other half!! You’re not necessarily required to recount every detail and most of the time you’re not left with any energy after a busy day to do so but isn’t that what a relationship is about? Sharing each other’s life and happiness and sorrow? Well I’ve gathered from fiction that it is!
Amidst your Herculean efforts of doing things right, you know what you’re missing? Your BOYFRIEND/GIRLFRIEND! Yes, even after going through all the pain and strain of everything how many times a year do you actually see him/her (apart from Skype)? And the communication gap just keeps on expanding further through misunderstandings, tears and more heartache. Even all the WhatsApp smileys and latest messenger stickers can sometimes not be enough to convey your mood.
While you are busy trying to make your relationship work, trying to overcome all the aforementioned problems, you might just meet a person who :
- Does not eat up your balance through STD charges? Check.
- Has a similar schedule? Check.
- Shares the same college life as you? Check.
- Is always around, easily reachable and hell if you want you can meet up with him/her anytime you wish? Check.
In a likely scenario as this, the “long distance thing” ends up being nothing but an awkward weight you have to carry around and very soon shed (ironically through an STD call!). Don’t tell me I didn’t warn you!