Of all college relationships, nearly 33 percent are relationshup, according to an iVillage survey. But do they last? How many are still together with — or even married to — their high school sweethearts?
Going the long distance is not easy: Challenges including overcoming communication sgudent, Unique relationship for college student the temptation of a fun, new social life and scraping together the finances to visit each other at separate schools. But the next time you grumble about a spotty Skype connection or a pricey plane ticket, think about Barbara Gee and Gordon Baranco.
The pair got together at age 16, despite the misgivings of their parents Barbara is Chinese-American, and Gordon is African-Americanwho threatened to disown them. They broke up a bit, dated other people at the suggestion of their parents, but stayed in close touch.
But we always remained best friends. Fifty years after high school graduation and two children later, Gee is confident it was meant to be.
I could tell him anything, he could tell me anything.
It was an unconditional acceptance. It was really good for us to have our own separate lives for a few years.
More likely, one or both students will find the allure of new relatinship in college too hard to pass up. It may not be an urban legend. The bottom line is, incoming freshmen hoping to stay tied to their high school mate should keep talking. I never ever had to feel that I had to follow Unique relationship for college student his footsteps.
We had our own paths, but they were parallel, and in the end they merged. It probably was good that you went in divergent paths.
Freshman Year. Amy DiLuna. Topic Freshman Year. First Published Aug 156: