My girlfriend and I have been going together all through high school, but now we’re going to graduate and then I’ll be going away to university. I told her we could be together as much as possible until I go away, but after that it wouldn’t be fair for either of us with me away for most of the year. Now she is mad at me because she says I am going to just abandon her.
Queenie, how can I make her understand?—Soon-to-be graduate
Dear S-t-b Graduate,
Try to make your girlfriend understand that you are not just going to abandon her. These days it will be easy for you to keep in touch with each other via social media while you are away at school and you can continue to go out together when you come home on vacations, but both of you also should be free to see other people while you are away at school.