"We could always talk to each other, and laugh at each other's jokes, laugh at each other's idiosyncrasies.
"It's definitely possible, but it's rare, because the chances of you knowing who you want to be with at 40 when you're 17 are kind of low," said Tracey Steinberg, a dating coach. And it's worth the wait if it's real." 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.
On that same note, we all know college is difficult — it, too, takes time and hard work.
If we plug this simple math into an equation it looks something like this: relationships = time work and college = time work, therefore relationships college = double time double work.
In the summer, we would spend hours with each other daily but, 2 weeks before we were both going away on vacation for a month, I suddenly felt so depressed about how our relationship would work during college.
I cried every single night before bed and had these panic attacks.