What is it like to start the university in a relationship?

When you come to university, many say that it’s best to be single so that you can enjoy yourself in your own time with no one to worry about. I don’t totally agree with that.

Most of my friends were single when they started university and enjoyed themselves thoroughly because of it, but I was in a relationship of about a year and a half and I had no intention of ending it.

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Yes, it is hard being in a relationship when at university, especially when you move away from your partner as I did, but you can still make it work.

There are many things that you can do to make things easier. From texting, Skype and letters to keep in contact… to regular days out, student railcards and photographs to keep you going. I did all of these and it worked out well for my relationship.

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We had many weekends away, days out in Worcester and other towns, spent quality time together and kept in contact when we were apart so that we don’t feel alone.

It’s definitely do-able, but I’m not saying it’s easy. It’s difficult being away from someone you care about, but I’m living proof that you can do it.

If you’re worrying about starting university with a partner living away from you then just remember one thing, if it’s meant to be and you’re both willing to put in the work then it will work.

Whatever you choose to do, be single or in a relationship, it’s your decision.