I am a senior in high school and I'm currently facing a decision I never thought I'd have to make. My boyfriend of about eight months is going to school three hours away and we're able to see each other on weekends and some holidays. We have been close and I've lost him once before and couldn't get over it, but I was younger then and feel as if things would be different if that happened now.
He wants me to go to school with him, and to be honest, I would have never considered that school if he wasn't there. After looking at it, the school seems to be similar to my other choices and I would love to be with him. The problem I continuously run into is this: do I want to be in a relationship during my college years? Or do I want to start over and discover who I am outside of the relationship? He says that he's willing to follow me wherever I go, but I just don't want that type of responsibility if the relationship were to end. Is a break up worth it? Is love something I should throw away?