Relationships after high school

Relationships after high school

Photo Credit: Karina Yap

Writer Karina Yap and her significant other Christian Aquino.

November 9, 2011

Karina Yap

Do high school relationships last? For a few people, the answer would probably be “For a few months”. Most high school relationships seem to be short-lived, full of emotion and with little commitment. On the other hand, there are those serious but rare relationships that have lasted for more than a year which causes people to exclaim “You guys are still together?!” While those long-term relationships appear as if they will last forever, what will happen to them after high school?

While the idea of marrying your ‘high school sweetheart’ is an ideal, it is not very common. After graduation, teenagers enter into adulthood, have new responsibilities, and start a new chapter in their lives. What teenagers decide to do with their life after high school, whether it be college, work, the army, or anything else, couples will inevitably meet many new people, be busy with their new lives, and possibly be separated for long periods of time. You wonder where you could fit a relationship in with everything going on.

My boyfriend of more than two years and I have recently discussed our relationship after graduation a few times. We both plan to attend college after high school; after we told each other where we were applying, I realized that hardly any of our choices were close to each other. Luckily, the farthest distance between our colleges is within a 2 hour radius. Because I have never experienced a long distance relationship, I know it will take some time getting used to living miles away from my boyfriend. But for now, we’re enjoying the last few months of high school together while hoping for the best and working out things in the future.