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How to Survive a Summer Romance

#askvicki , #summerlove, #summerromance

If this sounds familiar then you’re not alone, thousands of girls will find they’ve been bitten by the ‘summer love bug’ this year, but with a little careful planning you can have a great time without the tears.

  • 1. Prepare for fun Summer break should be a time when you relax and have fun and it pays to remember that a summer romance will only last for a couple of weeks and shouldn’t be taken too seriously. So don’t spend every minute of your holiday hanging out with that special someone; have some breathing space with your family or friends. Plus, this will make you look mysterious and even more fun to be around.
  • 2. Be realistic It’s highly unlikely that this boy or girl will be local to you when you get home and even if you both swear to stay in touch the chances are you won’t! For this reason don’t feel too disheartened if they promise to call, text or come and visit and then don’t. Instead end your last day together on a positive note, letting them know how much fun it’s been sharing the summer with them and wish them all the best for the future and when they go back to school.
  • 3. Set Boundaries It can be easy to get carried away in the moment and you should make it clear to someone what you are prepared to do… and a stolen kiss, cuddle or holding each other’s hand is more than enough to set your heart a flutter. If someone pressures you to do more, say NO, and don’t be fooled by the line “oh but we will never see each other again”!
  • 4. Making memories Of course it’s great to take photos of you and your summer love and to even buy each other little love tokens. But don’t go home and spend time looking over these items time and time again, it will only make you sad. Instead, pop them away in a cupboard or box and think of them as a great, but one in a lifetime meeting that was great fun but has now passed. There will be plenty more summer romances for future holidays.
  • 5. Don’t be a love struck bore! Remember as much as your friend’s love you, incessantly chatting about someone they have never met will eventually become boring and could come between you. So share your pictures just once and keep any references to who you met and what you did to the first couple of days.

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chubby duck. (hello if u have seen me around)

i legit just lay in bed watching Liza Koshy all summer and i was going on a ‘DIET’ :P . srsly need a gf or bf and some friends to keep me busy and that . ohwell :😚:

with miya

wow same.

Miya

And then there's me sitting on a sofa with crisps binge watching TWD and YouTube... Summer romance? What summer romance?

esmee

This website is amazing and is really useful.

GEORGIA - JANE CUPCAKE XXX

I go on holiday with this boy every year and he likes me and I like him but it's awkward!! I will try this out in summer hopefully it works x

Lulu

Thx this helped as I'm trying to forget about my summer romance with a friend of my cousin.

Tilzxox

Hi I'm 10 and I'm getting stomach aches is that normal

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