We want to manage love and studies

For the last 3 months I am in true love with a girl and she also loves me but we also want to study. Every time we sit down for study thoughts of each other come to our minds. We want to manage love and studies at the same time. How can we?
Shantanu (17)

Dear Shantanu, you and your girlfriend are unable to manage love and studies because thoughts of each other come to your minds and make you unable to concentrate on your studies. Remember that you are not living alone in society; are you forgetting your loving parents who support your education, other family members and good friends who care for you? If your love is really “true love” it should make you responsible and serious about your family, friends and studies. If this is not happening it means you are just infatuated with each other, which means you are experiencing an exclusive attraction towards each other that makes you unable to concentrate on anything else. I suggest that you begin your studies with a prayer to God for all the gifts given to you, asking Him to protect you and your dear ones. With God in your mind and heart you will be able to focus on your studies and other family duties.

Dr Anthony Grugni, MD

Dr Anthony Grugni, MD, has a degree in medicine and is a professional counsellor. For the last 30 years he has been providing youth with practical advice to help them tackle urgent and troubling issues.
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Dr Anthony Grugni, MD, has a degree in medicine and is a professional counsellor. For the last 30 years he has been providing youth with practical advice to help them tackle urgent and troubling issues.