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Say Goodbye to Summer Love

Alex Parker

To the demise of all students the summer has come to an end and with it all, or most, of the summer romances. It’s hard not to succumb to the temptations of a summer fling. The parties, the beach, backyard barbeques, theinnate feeling of adventure; they all lead to the inevitable and over¬whelming feelings of love, or at the very least lust.

But, as cliché as it is, all good things must come to an end. Sorry to all of you lovebirds who think your long distance relationships are actually going to work. Our fates our inescapable, we go back to school. Mix those full-time class schedules with a part-time work schedule, don’t forget to add in time for homework, studying, and who knows what other projects your professors are going to throw at you. You still think you’re going to fit in time to travel to see your new beau?

I only have a small word of advice for you: Godspeed. Summer romances are called summer romances for a reason… they are only supposed to last that one season. Of course there may be a few exceptions to this general rule. There is that one in a million chance that you meet someone truly special whom you are supposed to be with. However, I believe that nine times out of ten these flings should be left behind in the billowy memories of the summer months.

Trying to make it work long distance with someone has serious potential to leave both parties broken and wounded. No one likes a broken heart so why willingly put yourself through something like that? I can’t come up with one good reason.

For the people who are smart enough to know when to say when, it’s time to start over. Go back to school, go out and meet new people; or just go out and enjoy yourself. The best relationships happen when you’re not looking for them.

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