In a feature I call “Your Turn,” in which you, the readers, get to answer the question, I’m presenting the following letter without commentary from me:
I feel extremely guilty for thinking that, in the future, I might want to break up because I want to have experience with other types of guys, but a small part of me (and my older sister..) tells me that I should not be “tied down” my whole college life, especially to the only boy I’ve ever even kissed. What if I was going to marry him one day? I feel like I don’t want to get married without experiencing the rest of the dating world a little bit. Or what if he wants to meet new girls at his new school?
I think what I’m really trying to say is that I’m scared. I love my boyfriend, but I’m scared of long distance, and I’m scared that (although in theory, I love the idea) we’re going to get married after I graduate, and I will always wonder what it would have been like if I’d dated some other person who came along. But I don’t want to hurt him. Help! — First Love