I think Leaf has a good point in that it's not just the workload, busy-ness, and distance that can be rough on relationships, but the fact that all of a sudden you're immersed in a totally different world which your SO cannot relate to. You will end up talking about law school all the time. Your SO will come to law school functions and be totally bored. You will hang out with your SO's friends and feel like you have nothing to say to them because your entire existence now revolves around law school. This is not something that I anticipated happening at all, but it happened to me, and yeah, in my 1L section we've had many relationship casualties. However, sure, plenty of people stay together.
I think it's probably kind of pointless to contemplate this stuff before law school. Some people will be downers like me and Leaf
, some will be cheerleaders, and ultimately you don't know how you're going to react to it until you get there. Law school is not at all like I anticipated it would be. Just accept that your life is going to change a lot, and that it's hard to predict exactly in what ways that will happen.