Chloe Alverson ‘17 – As high schoolers, it is a given that we’ll be entering (and leaving) relationships. Some last mere weeks, others last months, and a few last years. No matter how long a high school relationship persists, it will more than likely come to an end.
According to the article Marrying High School Sweethearts- Is it a good idea?, on www.professerhouse.com, statistics show that the chances of marrying your high school sweetheart are slim. Only 19% of high school relationships make it to college. Out of that 19%, only 2% will make it through college.
In other words, your high school relationship is probably going to end, and that’s okay.
This isn’t a warning, nor is it to scare you out of your current or future relationship. This is a friendly reminder that relationships are nothing to stress over.
It’s perfectly fine to mourn the ending of an era with someone, but don’t let the sadness consume you. Even if you’re not sad, whatever negative feelings you have towards that person- don’t let them consume you.
“Breaking up in high school is important because you still have plenty of time in your life,” Jenny Stofflet ‘17 said. “It’s all about finding who you are.”
An article on Huffpost Teen, titled Are High School Relationships Worth It?, states that, “going through a relationship while young can ripen a young individual’s mind, while helping them discover what it is they’ll want out of future relationships in life.”
Breaking up, regardless of how messy or mutual, is an important part of growing as a person. Don’t stress about it, and don’t let it ruin what are potentially the best years of your life.