12 Tips For College Couples Separated By Summer Break

12 Tips For College Couples Separated By Summer Break

For college couples, the hardest things is summer break. Three months apart can be hard, but use these tips and get through it together

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For college relationships, summer is the hardest time. Whether you live in the same town or are 700 miles apart. You want to jump over that summer hurdle, but really it will be what brings you closer together. Use these 12 tips to help you and your significant other get through the heat and distance of summer.

1. Facetime

If you don't have apple products invest in them. Facetime with your significant other is a great way to stay together

2. Plan a trip

If it isn't to visit each other in their hometown plan a trip to somewhere where you both have wanted to go and meet each other there

3. Good morning texts

Commit to always texting your significant other when you wake up and before you go to bed it shows that no matter what is going on in y'alls lives you are thinking about each other at the beginning and at the end of a day

4. Movie dates

Crank up a movie on Netflix, pop some pop-corn and open up facetime, it will be like you are actually together

5. Don't let time get in your way

Summer is a busy time for people with travel, school, and work, make an effort to commit to a time to talk to each other and vocalize when you are busy, so the other person doesn't feel like you have forgotten about them

6. Commit to watching a show together

Pick a new show that just came out or a show that both interests you, if you want an episode every week apart it will give you something to talk about when you're together

7. Delivery

a.If you're significant other is having a bad day find a delivery place near them to surprise them with something nice without you having to be there. Or save those tips to build your significant other a care package for the halfway point

8. Let your significant other know how grateful you are

Sending those I love you because…. Or I am grateful for you because... texts will just make your relationship stronger

9. Communication is key

Don't let the little things get in the way of the bigger picture. Don't not answer your phone during a fight. Communicate your feelings as miscommunication almost always happens over the phone

10. Understand the distance is OK

You can make it through if you try, just don't give up on each other. Being 700 miles away from each other is just 700 miles connecting you two together.

11. Counting down the days

Share a countdown until the next time you see each other

12. Be faithful and respectful

Don't give up on each other, if you really love each other you can make it work and just tell each other how you're feeling.

Summer is just three months. Three months that if you really believe in your relationship you can make it work. Don't worry and everything will be ok. You guys can do it.

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11 Things The Man You Love Should Do For You, No Questions Asked

Sometimes it's just the simple things in life that mean a lot.

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Every girl feels special when the guy she's dating does simple things for her that not everyone thinks about. Here's a list of 10 things that every girl genuinely appreciates.

1. Open/Hold the door

I feel like this one is really simple because everyone has to walk through doors. Chivalry isn't dead, let him open the door for you. He's not trying to prove that you can't do it for yourself, but he's trying to be polite and show you that he cares for you.

2. Give you really big hugs

Everyone has bad days, and sometimes you just need a really big hug. Whether it be a bear hug or the hug where he picks you up and spins you around, it will make you feel better in the long run.

3. Buy you really small gifts

One of the best things my boyfriend has ever done for me is simply bringing me a Dr. Pepper when he knows I'm tired from a long hard day full of exams or work. Sonic slushes will also make my day in a heartbeat.

4. Text/Call you just to tell you he loves you

This is pretty simple. It takes less than 10 seconds to text, and only a few minutes to call. Sometimes you get these texts right at the perfect moment, and it makes you feel so much better.

5. Come see you when you're sick

Everyone hates being sick. But seeing your friends and family while you're sick can make you feel so much better. Having your boyfriend come to see you and possibly even take care of you just makes being sick that much easier.

6. Respect your decisions

You're not married yet, so your decisions are up to you! He should respect the decisions you make and support you, even if it's not what he thinks is the best decision. After all, you know yourself better than anyone else!

7. Give you a shoulder to cry on

We all have bad days, and sometimes you just can't stop the tears from coming. Even if he's not good with crying, he should give you hugs and love to help you get through it.

8. Compliment you

Even if you look horrible and know so, hopefully, he'll still tell you that you look good. Even if the clothes you're wearing aren't his style, he should still tell you that they look good on you and that you are beautiful each and every day.

9. Call you when you're away or he's away

If you're like me, I miss my boyfriend after being away for about three hours, so when we're apart for more than a couple days, I love getting random calls from him when he knows I'm not busy. It's definitely better than a text.

10. Deal with all your annoying quirks

So if you're anything like me, you enjoy screaming music as loudly and horribly as you can in the car and making a complete fool of yourself, but he should love you for that anyway. I also love to take really stupid pictures, and he should put up with that too. He shouldn't be annoyed by your quirks, he should love them and laugh along with you.

11. Love you no matter what

I honestly feel like this goes without saying, but I put it on here so that the girls who don't feel like they're being loved no matter what can realize. He should want to work out problems with you instead of calling it quits and holding a grudge. He should want you to be happy and support you in every decision you make in life. When he loves you unconditionally, he will do all of the above things and more.

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If You View Being In A Relationship As 'Losing Your Freedom,' You’re In The Wrong Relationship

Someone had to say it.

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Relationships are about being the best possible version of yourself separate and together. They're about growing with and doing life alongside your partner. They're fun, loving, and granted, they can sometimes be challenging.

Some challenges that frequently come up in relationships are disagreements (which are for sure gonna happen, because you're two individual people!), dealing with stress, and depending on where you're at in life, it could also be financial struggles. Of course, all relationships are going to have problems and everything won't always be “rainbows and butterflies" as Maroon 5 like to put it.

That being said though, one challenge that shouldn't ever be an issue in a relationship is the loss of freedom. Where did this idea come from?

I see it all the time, people talking about not wanting to get into a relationship because they don't want to "lose their freedom".

If you are in a relationship which causes you to lose your freedom, you are 100% in the wrong relationship.

Being in a relationship is not synonymous with not being able to be yourself or be able to do what you want. In a good relationship, you will be able to still have your alone time, be your own person, hang out with your friends, the list goes on and on. All of these things are so important. Relationships should never consume your life, they should complement it.

Why is this even a conversation we need to be having? Seriously.

Now obviously if you're referring to losing the option of getting with other people or dating around, then yes, you're right, you absolutely shouldn't get into a relationship... but that doesn't mean relationships mean losing your freedom.

If you are in a relationship with someone you love and respect, getting with other people isn't even going to be on your radar. It truly is that simple.

The trend of hating on relationships, for this reason, has gotten so out of hand in recent years, especially on social media. It's so frustrating, though, because it could not be any more inaccurate.

You should absolutely still have freedom in relationships. You can have it. I for one absolutely have it and do not view my relationship as the loss of freedom, at all. If you don't, maybe evaluate that relationship and realize it's not the best one to be in.

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