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You Asked: Should I Move With My Boyfriend?


Dear Sugar,

My boyfriend of six months just told me that he got a great job opportunity that would be moving him to Saint Louis, but not until September. He asked me to go with him, I said yes, but my parents think I'm making the wrong decision. I love my boyfriend so much and I don't see my life without him. So in my eyes, there was no question that I'd go with him. The only problem is I really don't want to disappoint my parents. What should I do?

—Packing Up Patsy

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Dear Packing Up Patsy,

This is your relationship so while I'm sure your parents approval means a lot to you, the choice to move is ultimately your decision. I have a feeling your parents are wary because you've only been together six months, but by the time September comes, you will have been together for over a year, which should be more than enough time to know that you aren't making a rash decision. I don't blame you for wanting to follow your boyfriend so my only advice to you is to trust your instincts and have the confidence to make an adult decision. Holding yourself back only to please your parents isn't going to do anyone any good so hopefully once moving day rolls around, your parents will be happy for you. Good luck.

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