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, gives Michigan students a chance to develop practical skills.
Like how to reflect on their own values, demonstrate respect to dating partners, or help a friend who may be feeling pressured.
Our busy schedules contributed to some of the worst rough patches in our relationship.
But once we realized how much we cared about and respected each other, we decided to make a stronger commitment to finding that time, especially by doing something new once in awhile, like an impromptu scenic drive.
With weekly parties and other fish in the sea, it can be tempting to get distracted.
Trust is something that develops with time, through actions like being consistently affectionate, considerate and loyal, or perhaps making an outright commitment from the get-go that you are exclusive.But for all you romantics out there, take heart: Having a serious relationship in college is possible.I never expected to be in a long-term relationship myself, and now I’ve been with my boyfriend for over two years in college.But we also have very different academic interests: My boyfriend is studying architecture and I’m a business major.Yet this actually helps our relationship because we tend to look at things from varying perspectives, which often results in interesting and lively conversations.Students in the workshop explore the value of clearly expressing their thoughts and feelings, which, as we know, can benefit any kind of relationship!