I am moving away for school/job. Should I stay with my partner or open myself to new experiences?
Wait, your partner is not moving with you? Do you plan to be in a long distance relationship? This is tricky because if you and your partner do not maintain daily conversation and skype sex then your experiences are guaranteed to grow you apart. If you have something solid and you’re just going away for a short time then your relationship should be strong enough to stand the test of time. On the other hand, if your relationship is new, and you are already regretting it because it will potentially limit your experiences on your new venture then there’s your answer.
I’m curious to know how your partner feels about all of this. Do they support your decision? Have you talked about the challenges your relationship might face? Have you expressed your concerns about having new experiences (without sounding like you just want to hoe around while away)? I think this would be a good time to have a mature discussion with your partner and see where they’re at with everything. Lastly, if physical proximity the only thing keeping you together then you should end it now anyway.