Well I took a big step over the holidays. My girl and I got engaged We have been together almost five years minus a break up for a bout a month and a half, and in the last year or so we have both grown a lot and in the process become closer than I thought we ever could. We have also been long distance since May. I was in France studying all summer, and she has been in France and specifically Paris since around June. I got to visit her many times over the summer and twice in Paris (where I popped the question). We also got a couple of three week stints together which were great. Here is my present dilemma. This semester she is doing a program in Washington DC, closer so that I can see her more often but still pretty far. So as was the case last fall I am home here in Atlanta with not much doing. I think as you become someone who is in a long term relationship you drift away from the single life and spend most of your time with your SO. I always thought that was wierd, but now it makes me pretty happy. So being alone with my friends is kind of tough. The thing that is really bothering me is that both of my roommates are basically talking shit about how my engagement won't last etc. My best friend kind of avoids the topic. I don't even think he congratulated me. So I am stuck being surrounded by people that are bringing me down and making a time that I would like to pass more quickly pretty depressing. Any advice on cheering myself up? Cliffs: Just got engaged. Friends not being happy for me, supportive etc... Fiance 10 hours away until May. How do I keep going without getting too down?