So Please, Please for the love of God stop asking me!
I can’t tell anyone about my move without being asked “Is Brandon moving too?,” “Are you guys going to break up?” “Do you really think long-distance will work?”
Brandon and I have been together for about 3 and a half years now and I love him to death, but no, he is not packing up his life, quitting his job and moving to Illinois with me. I don’t think people realize just how absurd that sounds! He has his own career, identity and life goals, that’s not to say we both don’t want to be together but we understand that right now our lives are on two totally different paths.
Soon after we started dating our relationship became long distance, I was in Florida & he was in New Jersey, and it was OKAY! I understand that law school will pose new challenges and that will take a toll on our relationship in a thousand different ways. After speaking with some law students I’ve realized that a significant other can be the best support system & mental escape from law school, so long as you are both committed & understand that you wont be able to spend 4 hours on the phone everyday. I’m hopeful that Brandon & I will be fine, we’ll see where this journey takes us!