Juggling a relationship with school can be quite stressful to say the least, but it is not impossible. There are many things that you have to keep in mind in order to succeed at both.
School and relationships have many things in common, more than we might think. Firstly, we learn a lot from both of them. Sometimes the lessons are hard to understand, but in the end we expand our knowledge and get a better view of the world and other things. We need to invest time and effort in order to gain knowledge in both of these things. We need to have an open mind in order to learn, and every moment can make history.
One important thing to keep in mind is that you and your significant other, whether that be a boyfriend or girlfriend, have to make your priorities clear. In this case is school or the relationship most important? not that you have to choose one over the other, but recognizing priorities can ease potential problems.
I am a full time student here at Salt Lake Community College, and so is my boyfriend. I’m okay with giving an example of my relationship for this, plus I won’t be telling you much about us, I promise. Before we got in the relationship we talked about our priorities for quite some time, a couple of hours. One thing that we both agreed on, and respected from each other, was that school and our education is the one and most important thing that is happening in our lives right now. We both agreed that we were going to be supportive of each others’ education, and if it came down to school or relationship, it was going to be school all the way.
Sometimes people believe that they are in love and start to neglect school because their life seems to be better at the side of their significant other than getting an education. Reality check: there will be many people who will come in and go out of your life, and a relationship is no different. One of the best pieces of advice that was ever given to me was to not get married or get in a highly serious relationship until I was done with my education, and I definitely agree with it. As a student I have many things on my plate at one time, and I can’t imagine having to stretch my hours any longer.
Having many important things to do at one time and leaving very little time for a relationship is something that we college students may face, but it is because we choose to. There will be many times that you will want to pull your hair out and just want to give up in one or many things in your life because many things are just gaining up on you. Just take a step back and look at everything you have achieved. It is not easy but you’ve done it. Give yourself some credit for doing many things at one time, and remember that you have someone to lean on.