Dear Dr. Strangelove,
I’ve been with my boyfriend for about seven months, and we’ve had a pretty steady relationship; the occasional bicker here and there but no major fights. We are both graduating college in two months and he is planning to move out of state for his job. I haven’t managed to snag one just yet. He asked me to move in with him, and while I would love to, I’m not sure if I’m ready to. But if I don’t move in with him it will be really difficult for us to see each other, and it would not work out. I’m caught between choosing to be with someone I really care for, or choosing a sensible, comfortable lifestyle that I’ve always planned.
-Ready or Not
Dear Ready or Not
Things change. You can’t live your whole life without taking risks and stepping out of your comfort zone. However, you know yourself better than anyone else. If you don’t think you’re ready, then you probably aren’t. Weigh out the pros and cons. Where do you see yourself in five years? What do you think would lead you to where you want to be? Also, if you have something special with this guy, no one says it will not work out; you have to try for what you love. Wherever your life takes you, you have to do what feels right for you.