Many students are getting involved in relationships. But does being in a relationship really interfere with your studying? There can be pros and cons when having a relationship. A con will be students might be fuzzy on their studies and not really put effort to their work. A pro will be your partner influencing you to achieve your goals academically. I asked a couple of people on what their view was on relationships interfering with studying.
Karla Villagomez, a Senior, who is happily in a relationship, stated, “Personally no because my partner and I both have this mutual understanding that we want to succeed and do anything we can to achieve our goals academically. I guess for some people relationship does get in the way for studies because at this age, teens get easily distracted with their boyfriend/girlfriend like facetiming late at night or hanging out with them after school and leaving homework at the last minute.” Another senior by the name Lorenzo Mindeloa stated, “When you find someone special, like I did, you can’t help but have a committed relationship with that specific person. Both partners should share a bond and have respect for each others space.
I manage to spend time with my girlfriend and enjoy other activities. My studies are important at home and at school and those are always my top priority besides my job, relationship,etc.” While hearing the perspectives of people in a relationship, I also wanted to know the views on people who were not in a relationship. I also asked would they rather be in a relationship or focus on their studies. Maria Vazquez, a senior, replied, “Yes being in a relationship will interfere with your studies because you will feel more tempted to be with your significant other than focusing on your school work. If I’m being honest, then I would most likely pick boyfriend and put studying to the side because at times emotions tend to me stronger than your mind.”