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  • There  is  much  more  to  college  life  than  academics.  The  average  student  is  usually  juggling  school,  a  social  life,  a  job,  and  possibly  a  roman:c  rela:onship  on  a  daily  basis.    
  • It  can  be  very  difficult  to  move  away  from  the  familiarity  of  your  hometown,  to  a  place  where  everyone  is  seen  as  a  stranger.  Some  students  have  a  tendency  to  fall  quickly  into  rela:onships  the  second  they  enter  college;  and  it  can  be  very  easy  to  get  caught  up  in  lust  rather  than  love.    
  • One  student  claimed  that,  “having  someone  who  understands  me  and  someone  that  I  can  rely  on  has  made  this  year  far  easier”.    
  • “I  not  only  met  his   parents  but  also  a  lot   of  his  extended   family,”  Britney  said.   “It  showed  me  a  lot   that  I  did  not  know   about  him,  how  he   grew  up,  what  his   family  life  was  like,   how  he  interacted  with   his  family  and  how   they  interacted  with   one  another”.    
  • Many  students  find  that  da:ng  someone  in  college  is  a  great  way  to  learn  about  your  self  and  how  to  grow  as  a  person.    
  •  “He  has  pushed  me  to  perform  the  best  I  possibly  can  and  support  me  when  I  need  help,”  Britney  said.  “My  rela:onship  has  made  my  life  so  enriching  and  it  has  affected  all  my  other  friendships  by  using  the  skills  I  have  aKained  on  crea:ng  healthy  friendships  and  rela:onships  through  mutual  understanding  and  compromise.”    
  • “He  supports  me  when  it  comes  to  my  academics,   we  spend  a  lot  of  :me  studying  together.”  one   student  said.      
  • Students  in  college  all  over  the  United  States  have  found  that  being  involved  in  a   roman:c  rela:onship  has  many  posi:ve  aspects  such  as  providing  a  distrac:on   from  using  drugs  and  alcohol.    
  • A  study  conducted  by  a  research  scien1st  at  the  University  of  Washington  found  that  the  typical  student  who  was  not  in  a  rela1onship  was  40  percent  more  likely  to  use  marijuana  or  alcohol  than  a  person  who  was  da1ng  someone.    
  • “I  definitely  chose  to  stay  in  and  hang  out  with  him  on  occasion,”  she  said.  “It’s  refreshing  to  know  there  is  someone  I  can  hang  out  with  if  all  my  friends  decide  to  go  out.”      
  • Common  ac:vi:es  between  couples  are  a  great  way  to  become  closer    “We  share  a  lot  of  similar  interests  which  makes  our  rela:onship  very  easy.”    
  • “Overall  rela:onships  are  a  roller  coaster,”  Britney  said.  “ They  have  the  highest  highs  and  the  lowest  of  lows.  Maintaining  a  rela:onship  while  learning  more  about  yourself  and  your  studies  is  a  delicate  balance.  My  rela:onship  in  college  has  influenced  the  rest  of  my  life,  such  as  learning  how  to  love,  how  to  thrive  as  a  collec:ve  unit  and  as  well  as  expressing  yourself  as  an  individual.  My  rela:onship  makes  me  who  I  am  today  and  who  I  will  be  tomorrow.”