My boyfriend and I have been together the majority of our lives(8yrs in Aug.) My best friend is his cousin, and she's the only real way I get to see him a few times a month. I get tired of her sometimes and when I'm not around him it feels like I should be doing something else rather than wasting my youth in a serious relationship. I feel tied down, stuck in this stronghold of emotion. I'm so young, and I feel I have so much more ahead of me than this. I don't know how, but is it normal that I only want to be free?