- My age:
- What is my sex:
- I'm girl
- What is the color of my hair:
- I prefer to drink:
- Favourite music:
- I like to listen jazz
- I like:
Lasting The Distance is reader-supported. We may earn a commission if you buy through links on our site. Learn more about our approach. Long distance relationships in college seem like the opposite of what we define as the typical college experience.
Of all college relationships, nearly 33 percent are long-distance, according to an iVillage survey. But do they last?
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Going the long distance is not easy: Challenges including overcoming communication barriers, resisting the temptation of a fun, new social life and scraping together the finances to visit each other at separate schools. But the next time you grumble about a spotty Skype connection or a pricey plane ticket, think about Barbara Gee and Gordon Baranco. The pair got together at age 16, despite the misgivings of their parents Barbara is Chinese-American, and Gordon is African-Americanwho threatened to disown them.
They broke up a bit, dated other people at the suggestion of their parents, but stayed in close touch. But we always remained best friends. Fifty years after high school graduation and two children later, Gee is confident it was meant to be.
I could tell him anything, he could tell me anything. It was an unconditional acceptance. It was really good for us to have our own separate lives for a few years.
More likely, one or both students will find the allure of new adventures in college too hard to pass up. It may not be an urban legend. The bottom line is, incoming freshmen hoping to stay tied to their high school mate should keep talking. I never ever had to feel that I had to follow in his footsteps.
We had our own paths, but they were parallel, and in the end they merged. It probably was good that you went in divergent paths. IE 11 is not supported.
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