Some people — especially those from different generations — do not believe these experiences count as “relationships,” that they lack intimacy, and that they shouldn’t be considered an “ex” as such. But just because you didn’t officially date someone doesn’t mean you weren’t intimate with them.

Look to the future, to the time you’ll get to spend with each other, rather than dwelling on your situation. It is completely okay to let your SO know that you miss them and school, but if that’s the only thing you talk about you’re going to overlook potential opportunities the two of you have to grow as a couple now.

It’s not so hard to blame myself. I could have been better. I could have loved better. I could have been more patient. I could have done this and done that. But none of that will ever change anything anymore.


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