Let’s be real though, going to university with a partner is not easy. If anything, it can make those “big changes” all the more difficult. In my first week at college, I started to believe that our families and friends may have been right. While other students mingled, made connections, and explored being single, we both struggled to form our own friendships as we stuck together the entire time. We are both quite nervous, socially awkward people so we would rarely split off from each other at parties or events. When we did introduce each other to new people, you could sense this awkward elephant in the room – knowing that they thought it was odd to come together and we would probably break up. This made it incredibly difficult to form lasting friendships, to the point that both his and my only friends were my roommates.