I’m studying abroad in Argentina next semester and I’m really excited for a chance to get away from winter and practice my Spanish. The only problem is my boyfriend totally doesn’t get it. He’s really awesome in general but he can’t seem to understand why I want to study abroad and is making the whole process really stressful. I think he thinks he’s being supportive but every time I talk about going he says something negative or I catch him rolling his eyes. He says he’s worried we’ll change and when I get back things won’t be the same. One day he wants to stay together, the next he wants to break up—its all really confusing and I’m starting to feel really guilty for messing up our great almost 2 year long relationship over something as selfish as studying abroad.
I bought my plane ticket already and I have someone lined up to support my apartment for the semester so I think I’m definitely going, but, I don’t know. I need help. Is studying abroad supposed to be this stressful? Is there a way to go abroad and keep my boyfriend? ... [more]