Going away to college brings a whole array of emotions. But after the excitement of moving into your dorm dies down, the reality of being away from home - and your significant other - can start to sink in. Whether you decided to stay with your high-school sweetheart or just met someone from a different school, doing long distance can be hard. And between classes, studying, extracurricular activities, and maintaining a social life, some things (and people) can take a back seat when they aren't right in front of you. But the good news is that with a little extra effort, maintaining that love and connection from afar is absolutely doable. Keep reading for five tips on how to handle going to a different college than your SO.