Dear Em & Lo,
I’m 19 years old, and have been dating my boyfriend for eight months. However, we live 3 hours away from each other.¬† This hasn’t caused any problems yet, we get to see each other most weekends and the relationship is going great.¬† We fit together perfectly in all aspects of our relationship.¬† Lately I’ve been thinking of transferring to the university that he attends. It wouldn’t be until next fall, but I feel like this relationship is really going somewhere.¬† My mom says if it’s meant to be that it will work out without us going to the same school, but I’m not sure I want to take this risk.¬† She also says eight months or even a year is not a long time, and I don’t agree with her.¬† I’ve been hearing that I’m too young to know that I’m in love, but I can tell you I have never cared for a man this much.¬† Should I stick it out and stay three hours away and risk the distance taking its toll on our relationship, or should I take the risk and transfer, knowing there’s always that possibility that things might not work out?
– Don’t Call It Puppy Love