Your Complete Freshman Year Love Guide: How to Deal With Every Possible Situation

Scenario #7: “My boyfriend and I stayed together for college, but I ended up cheating on him and now I don’t know what to do.”
It can be tough to resist temptation as a freshman surrounded by tons of new cute guys on campus. Before you do anything, you need to think about why you cheated. Are you disinterested in your relationship? If that’s the case, be honest with your boyfriend. Let him know what happened, why it happened, and that you don’t think you can handle having a boyfriend in college. Although it will be difficult, your boyfriend deserves the truth. Did you just make a mistake, but you still love your boyfriend? This is a tough call because telling him the truth may actually be for your benefit only, as it will take away the guilt you are feeling but definitely upset your boyfriend. It’s a personal judgment call depending on how far you went with the other guy, if you think there’s ever a possibility of it happening again, and if you can handle keeping that secret from your boyfriend. Whether you decide to tell him or not, you need to be able to handle the ramifications of your actions.

Scenario #8: “I stayed in a relationship with my high school boyfriend and he cheated on me/dumped me after a few weeks and now I’m heartbroken.”
Although break-ups are always tough, try to see the silver lining of the situation: you are at a new school with tons of people to meet, things to do, and places to explore. Now you have the time and freedom to explore what you like and what interests YOU. Yes, take a few days to wallow in sadness, watch sappy romantic movies, and eat tons of ice cream – you deserve it. But then remember it’s your freshman year, and the opportunities are endless. Join a new club, grab a few friends from your floor and try a local restaurant, ask the cute guy in your class if he wants to study with you for the next exam, etc. There are millions of ways to distract yourself on campus – don’t forget that!
Whichever scenario you find yourself in, freshman year should be one of the best years of your life. It’s a chance to meet new people, explore your interests, and discover yourself in a completely new way. Don’t let relationship drama ruin your year. Take our advice, and have fun! Good luck, and have a great year, collegiettes.