Almost everyone I interviewed said there was no way to casually be in a long-distance relationship in college.If you were weren't together everyday on campus, then you had to make sacrifices, and you didn't make sacrifices if things weren't serious.
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” In college, you’re supposed to make mistakes because those mistakes become cool stories – the kind that build character and street cred.
But it’s hard to feel free to make bad decisions when you’ve got someone from home sending you a constant stream of text messages on Saturday night.
“When you’re homesick, your actions – being tearful, staying in your room a lot – will cue in the people around you, and prompt an appropriate social response,” said Thurber.
“People will reach out to you, and that often will boost the student’s confidence.
When I asked them exactly what they were supposed to be doing instead, no one had a concrete answer.
A few vaguely mentioned drinking more heavily, or being free to consent to a dance floor make-out, but there was clearly something else.
I look at her, all dolled up in heels and a cute crop top, and then I look back at my bed, soft and warm, offering a Saturday night of TV, calls with high-school friends, and microwavable macaroni and cheese.
Do I push myself to meet new people (and risk spending the next four hours smiling and saying “hey, where are you from?
At Thanksgiving, it felt strange to reunite with my group of high school girlfriends, who all grew up within a 20-mile radius.“A freshman will think, ‘When I was with this girl in high school, I thought we were going to be together forever.