Can you advise this student nurse?
”I just started uni this September which means my relationship is now long distance. My boyfriend’s really supportive and we’ve been together for a year – but as the term goes on long distance is already getting harder and harder.
”I feel like it’s beginning to put a strain on our relationship already.
”With lectures, essays, extra reading, and (soon) placements – plus trying to make new friends and get adjusted to my new life here - I just don’t have the time to put into our relationship that I used to have. Sometimes I don’t have space in my day to talk on the phone and I can’t visit every weekend like he expects me to. He is trying to be supportive, but he keeps telling me how he feels like he’s not a priority in my life. I feel like he doesn’t believe me when I tell him how hard studying to be a nurse is and how busy I am.
”I don’t want to let my choice to be a nurse destroy my relationship with someone I really love, but I also don’t want to spend so much time on the phone and in the car that I miss out on experiences at uni.
“How do I balance my relationship and this new phase of my life?”
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