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