things get any worse? Two month after you leave for college
your girlfriend writes you a letter saying that she's splitting
up with you. She had been visiting every weekend, and you
were planning to get married in the spring. Now you don't
know what to do. You've been crying every night, and you're
not getting any work done. You keep calling her, and she
just hangs up. You can't pay attention in class, and you
had already fallen behind. Instead of doing your homework
you keep writing to her but then tearing up the letter.
too embarrassed to tell your parents. They really like her.
They're paying for school, and they might pull you out if
you fail your upcoming midterms. You'd like to have someone
to talk to, but you hardly know your roommates. You didn't
see any reason to get to know them before, and now they
do everything together, without you.
know you should go and talk to your professors and explain
the situation, but why should they care about your personal
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