With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, it got me thinking back to my freshman year and having to deal with being in a relationship with someone 3,000 miles away. I was in Queens, New York at St. John’s University and my girlfriend (yes, we are still together) was here in Oregon at Linfield College in McMinnville. College students, young people in general, now a days are considered very free and open with their sexuality and often times not very committed to even “serious” relationships. Clearly we are all not like that but that is the common stereotype surrounding us. I’m here to tell you that long distance, at least in this day and age, can work pretty smoothly. Obviously there is the one big factor that no piece of technology has fixed: the fact that you will most likely not be able to physically see or be in contact with that person for a little while but with Skype, texting/calling and tools such as FaceTime on our phones ( for iPhones) it is very simple to still have a functioning and healthy relationship even when you are at opposite sides of the country. Now don’t get me wrong people, I am definitely not trying to say that it will be easy by any means. But that does not make it impossible and with the right amount of effort from both sides, as well as a little thing called love, any relationship can make it through.
So to all the couples out there, long distance or not, Happy early Valentine’s Day! Don’t forget to cherish every moment with your significant others and let them know how much you care.