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The two of us want to stay together, but both families and our older friends who are in college already want us to either breakup or be non-exclusive towards each other. They said relationships like ours "never works."

What are the options, and how do I know which is best for me and my relationship with him?

-- Confused About College And Love

Female, age 18

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Dear Panel,

I'm going into my freshman year at college, and my boyfriend and I have been dating seriously for over 2 years. We were best friends for god knows how long before that.

We'll Be 40 Miles Apart

The problem is, I don't know what to do about the relationship now that we're going into college. He's going to a big college and I'm going to a smaller one, and they are about 40 miles apart, yet they might as well be worlds apart (big city vs. suburbs).

Our Friends Say It Won't Work

The two of us want to stay together, but both families and our older friends who are in college already want us to either breakup or be non-exclusive towards each other. They said relationships like ours "never works."

Now I'm Having Doubts

Now I'm having doubts where I didn't before, but my boyfriend is steadfast about staying together.

I don't know what to do, and I'm totally confused. What are the options, and how do I know which is best for me and my relationship with him?

-- Confused About College And Love

Female, age 18

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