Well ill start by admitting that i am young at 18 and that i fell in love at the age of 16 a young age. Well My girlfriend is amazing, i love her more and more everyday she is my best friend and so much more. I know she feels very stronly about me, probably more so than i could imagine. The problem is that next year i plan to attend a higher education of some sort, as does she. We have talked about it and decided we would wait till we actually leave for college before we part ways. Now she is probably going to be going to the community college in town or an in state university. My parents want me to go out of state some place far from home but i want to go to the community college for 2 years then transfer to a design school. My parents think i am staying because of this girl and that she is holding me back. The truth is that it has nothing to do with her and more for financial and other reasons. Well last night my dad talked to me and told me he wants me to break things off with this girl. Her and i have been through so much and she needs me and i feel that i need her. He believes that as the time draws closer to when ill be going off to school, that she will get desperate and not want to lose me. He even thinks that she will try to get herself pregnant to keep me around. Well, i was shocked to say the least. He told me that he understands it is the holidays and that i should break things off with her at the start of the new year. I'm really not ready to move on from this girl yet. It makes me physically sick to think about leaving her. I dont think she would try to get herself pregnant, shes smarter than that and she has a lot going for her too. My dad told me that he is not making me break up with her but that he will be dissapointed in me if i dont. I really dont know what to do im so confused and the stress from the situation makes me ill. On one hand i have my dad who has always helped me and always tries to give me advice, a lot of times when i dont follow his advice i learn why i should have....On the other hand i have this girl who is completely amazing and has been my friend for years and girlfriend for only 2. I'm not saying ill be with her forever, all im saying is i dont feel like im ready yet to leave this relationship. I want to do what is best for both of us. I'm so lost right now.... any help or advice would be really appreciated i just needed to get this off my chest...thanks.