I'm here to tell you that while it might not feel like it right now: the turkey drop is the best thing that ever happened to you.
You DON'T and I repeat DON'T want a serious boyfriend or girlfriend in college. I don't care if that's where your parents met, we're of a different generation. The type that gets married later and later in life. College is the ultimate time for meaningless hook-ups. It's the time for experimenting (your lesbian phase is right around the corner!). It's the time for sleeping with guys who roll perfect joints and wax poetic about poetry. It's the time for threesomes and foursomes. It's the time when foreplay includes words like diegesis and ethnocentricism.
The best part is, no one cares who you were in high school. I got hardly any love in high school. In college, I was killin' it. Until I transferred to another school my junior year and then things got bleak again, but let's not focus on that right now. I started my freshman year in an LDR with my boyfriend back home. We lasted all the way until spring quarter. And he was a great boyfriend, but if I could do it all over again, I'd embark on my college experience as a free agent. I would've gotten more ass than a toilet seat.
Now, if you're the person still living at home-- you might be in community college or you've still got one more year left in high school-- things might feel a little different. You already felt left behind and now you've been dumped. Your ex gets to run off and have all these new experiences and you just have to stay in your boring hometown with all of your boring friends. I realize this sucks. BUT maybe this is just the kick in the ass you need to-- in the words of Kelly Clarkson-- breakaway. Don't be the kid that stays in your hometown forever. Go see the world. Travel. Sleep with Europeans. And then come home if you still feel like it. If that doesn't cheer you up, then here's hoping your ex gets a wicked STD very soon. If you're still in high school and travel isn't really an option, then you get to date another high school boy or girl! This means you'll be the center of someone's universe again.
And if none of that cheers you up, it could be worse this holiday season. You could be a turkey.