Hello lovelies! Today I am talking about dating in college, and exploring what it means to have a healthy relationship during this time of your life. Unfortunately, far too many college students find themselves in unhealthy or unsupportive relationships that take away from the happiness in your life. However, there are ways to maintain a healthy and happy relationship in college that adds to your life in a positive way. Here are five ways in which to do so.

Open communication

The most important aspect of a healthy relationship is healthy communication. You need to be at a place where you can talk to you partner, not only about the good things, but also the bad. A healthy relationship is open and honest and one in which both partners feel they can discuss all of the important things.

Trust

Healthy couples trust each other inexplicably. If you feel you cannot trust your partner, something is wrong in your relationship.

Time Management

College can be pretty crazy busy sometimes, so making time and working around your schedule to spend time with your partner is key to making it last. Consider doing “study dates” so that you can enjoy each other’s company while still being productive.

Balance

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to have all of the same interests as your partner. Instead, some differences can make your relationship even stronger. Just make sure to take the time to get to know your partner’s interests and explore them with them!

Commitment

Lastly, healthy relationships are a commitment. You have to be completely committed to your partner, and have your partner be the same, in order for it to work. If either one of you aren’t truly happy or committed to the relationship, then it is probably not best to continue the relationship.

Thanks for reading! What other advice do you have on dating in college? Share your thoughts below or with me on Twitter @CaseyDonart

xoxo Casey

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