Suggestions on dealing with college-application stress

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This week she deals with stresses caused by college application deadlines and “cute things” to do to keep a relationship healthy.


Dear MISS NANCY,
I am stressed about deadlines for college applications, and I don’t know how to make my application stand out. What should I do?
STRESSED OUT

DEAR STRESSED OUT,
Deadlines are just another part of the college process. If you want to make an impression on a potential college, you should just put your best foot forward. If you aren’t accepted, don’t fret, there is a place for you out there. Most college-bound students apply at multiple colleges. This is something most high school students deal with, and they all find a place for themselves.
MISS NANCY


DEAR MISS NANCY,
I feel like there’s a lot going on in my life right now. How should I keep it in balance?
HECTIC LIFE

DEAR HECTIC LIFE,
Life is a balancing act. You need to find a way to keep everything in balance. Stress is completely normal and takes time to adjust to. There are decisions to make each day, some hard, some easy. You need to trust yourself and find a way to keep everything together so that the stress doesn’t turn to anxiety. And you need to be honest with yourself. Maybe you are too involved. Take a look at all the activities you are in. Maybe you should stay in the ones you love the most and ditch the rest.
MISS NANCY


DEAR MISS NANCY,
My girlfriend is so wonderful, but I can’t figure out what “cute” things to do for her? She doesn’t like flowers and doesn’t like incredibly sappy stuff.
CARING BOYFRIEND

DEAR CARING BOYFRIEND,
It all depends on her definition of incredibly sappy. You could take her out to a football game or a basketball
game later in the year. You should try and find out her likes and dislikes then maybe you could use those to figure out something that would be fun for both of you to do. But it’s always good to be honest and straightforward. Why not try
saying this to her: “I really like you and I’d like to do something with you that you’d like do to, not just something that I’d like to do.” Communication is always the key to a healthy relationship.
MISS NANCY

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