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The participants were from an English 101 class, a Communications 101 class and a handful of random students on campus.
In total 40 students responded, 25 of whom were male and 15 female.
Students who had experienced this high school/college breakup were asked to indicate why the breakup occurred.
The number one reason for breakups was long distance.
Students still with their significant other were to list struggles they have faced and how they’ve overcome those struggles as a couple.
The final question on the survey was what advice they would give to students coming into college in a previous relationship.
“[We] both just wanted to experience new things and enjoy school until we can think about seeing each other again,” said a freshman student, who recently decided mutually with his significant other to split up.
“We didn’t communicate and I was the only one that was putting effort into the relationship,” said a junior.
Tied for the second most common reason couples broke up was cheating and the development of trust issues. [He] wasn’t sure what I was doing and [was] always worried.
Along with [me] not always telling him what I was doing.” “She cheated.
All I can offer to the freshman on campus is: Welcome to college—where friendship, stress, hormones, partying and adulthood are taken to a different level.
Where the academics and “experience” come first and our—now long-distance—high school sweeties, dragged onto a whole new playing field, almost come second.