So, in the possibility of sounded like an ass hole, im going to put on my flame suit. Im a senior in highschoo, so, obviously college is on my mind. And, im in my first serious relationship, so i have alot of decisions to make. Anyways, ever since i was in eight grade i wanted to go to Colorado University, i never visited it, only researched it. As well, my best friend of 4 years wanted to go to Colorado University since about 8th grade as well. So, we made all these plans, made all these ideas, planned trips, etc. etc. etc. However, my girlfriend doesnt want to leave Iowa (where i live) and doesnt want to go to a big college (opposite of me). She can go to a small chatholic college (St. Ambrose) and i can go to University of Iowa, and we would be 40 min away. I wouldnt mind Iowa, but, today i just visited Colorado University, and i feel at home. I love it here, i would be proud to live here, id be with my best friend, itd be a dream come true, all of that. But, i wouldnt mind Iowa, id be close to family (they dont care where i go) and id be with my girlfriend. I just dont think id like Iowa as much as Colorado. I have asked advice on other people. One said that she didnt go to Colorado and she said it was the worst mistake of her life, and that i should take a friend and go there. Others have told me that they go there, and never move because they love it. Im broken between the two. I could fulfil my dream, be in an awesome place, and be with my best friend. Or, i can be mediocre and go to a college for a girl i may not spend the rest of my life with. The answer seems obvious, and i will probably go to Colorado. However, i need to know how to break it to my girlfriend. We have a long time till registration, so i could wait it out and see how things go. I could slow break it off and make her realize that she doesnt like me anymore. Or i can do it straight up, and tell her that i need out of Iowa. My only problem is, she is way attatched, and depressed. Her last boyfriend broke up with her, and she failed math, and i dont want to do that to her. So, again, im broken. I need help.