Ex-college athletes need a time out

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Hello Love Letters,

To summarize: My relationship with my girlfriend started toward the end of her freshman year of college. I was a junior at the time. We did not go to the same university but our schools were close. We were both athletes and shared a lot in common. She got me through all the rough spots and was incredibly supportive from my graduation to finding my first job.

Fast forward from last May to present and I’ve seen her a few times since graduating, but not as many as I would like. She has been struggling—she doesn’t have many friends and she is having a hard time doing well in school. I can’t see her often. She admitted to me that she feels depressed but can’t give any reason as to why. She thinks “she’s crazy” and has gone to a therapist to talk about it.

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