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Puppy Love: Adios Mi Amor?

One couple abroad. Two countries. Commit or split?


Welcome to the first episode of “Puppy Love,” a new series that answers your questions about love, sex, and relationships. In each episode, Rhett the Terrier puppet will be joined by a rotating cast of students, faculty, and staff to help solve your romantic questions.

Our first question comes from a student wondering if he should break up with his girlfriend while each will be studying abroad, her in Spain and him in Australia. Should they break up? Do you think they can weather a semester apart? See what our panel has to say on the subject and let us know what you think in the comments section below.

Have a dating, sex, or relationship question that you want to ask Rhett the Terrier puppet? Want to be a panelist on “Puppy Love”? Just visit BU Today’s Tumblr.

Alan Wong

Alan Wong can be reached at alanwong@bu.edu.

12 Comments on Puppy Love: Adios Mi Amor?

  • Aaron L'Heureux on 11.08.2012 at 10:16 am

    This is amazing.

  • Nicole on 11.08.2012 at 10:37 am

    Love the verdict. That was a serious double standard.

    If you *really* love the person, you’ll make it work. Honestly, if there’s any question as to whether or not you want to try to stay together, I think you need to reevaluate your relationship anyway.

    I’m in one right now (I’m here but my boyfriend is studying in Ireland) and I can tell you it’s not fun, but in our case we both believe it’ll be worth it in the end. Also, I’m lucky enough to get to visit him (in less than two weeks!) which is a nice way of breaking up the time apart. I suppose it completely depends on the nature of your relationship.

    But anyway – best of luck to anyone in this position. It’s hard, but if you really want to make it work, it’s entirely possible.

  • Bea on 11.08.2012 at 10:46 am

    The guy who sent the letter seems like a jerk… Rhett is adorable!

  • Megan on 11.08.2012 at 10:47 am

    YES. As an alumna, I pledge to donate five dollars to BU every time a Rhett the puppet video gets made because these videos were seriously my favorite part of undergrad. Also, Rhett unsurprisingly gives really great advice. Everyone should break up all the time!

  • Gunita on 11.08.2012 at 11:31 am

    For all your love pursuits try Datemyschool.com ! TONS of BU students are already on it :)

  • PK on 11.08.2012 at 3:12 pm

    WONG/CHAN 2016

    • Leslie on 11.08.2012 at 4:35 pm

      But only if they get to produce all of their own political ads. My vote, fo sho.

  • Masha on 11.09.2012 at 8:22 am

    This was amazing.

  • WHB on 11.09.2012 at 9:39 am

    And. I. Die.

    I want Andy to carry a microphone like Gene Rayburn used to on Match Game.

  • Meowsy on 11.10.2012 at 6:47 am

    This rocked my socks so hard.

  • Masha on 11.20.2012 at 10:08 am

    Can we please get more of these hilarious videos?

    • AW on 11.26.2012 at 1:39 pm

      Thanks for enjoying what we do, Masha! Seriously. We’re aiming to put up something in about two weeks. Stay tuned.

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