Keeping a girlfriend during Summer Investment Banking internship?

Been dating my girlfriend for about 6 months now and I recently got an offer to work at an investment banking for Summer 2021 (I accepted the offer). Our relationship has been based on very open communication and constant facetimes. However, when the summer comes, I know I'll be working 70-80 hours a week and won't know if I have much time for her. Had a friend whose girlfriend did an IB job at a MM firm but they broke up recently when she started full-time. Any tips for keeping the relationship strong? Also how about when I start full-time/ if I get a return offer. How do you guys make time for your significant other while having these hectic work hours? Thanks!

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  • Analyst 3+ in IB - Ind
Nov 20, 2020 - 2:38pm

I unfortunately lost my GF 8 months into my IB job before she ended up losing interest and moving onto someone else.
 

Girls need affection so as soon as u stop showing interest they'll get bored and move onto the next hot guy they see.

A 10 week internship is nothing it will go by so fast you won't even realise and neither will she. You will definitely make it work just FaceTime on weekends.

 
Nov 21, 2020 - 9:57am

I know a similar question was asked for how to make a relationship work for consultants that are almost never in the same country as their significant other. The advice given there was: plan to call at least once a day to continue the open communication and face-time during breaks like lunch or dinner.

 
Nov 21, 2020 - 5:06pm
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