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I am sorry to hear about the problems you are experiencing. It sounds as if your boyfriend is basing his acceptance of you on your performance on an exam. This raises some serious concerns regarding controlling behavior. Can you see any reason that passing an exam should be related to a dating relationship? This suggests the possibility of emotional abuse. You may find the following website helpful to clarify about abuse: http://www.ndvh.org/get-educated/?gclid=CL-cjOXYr6MCFQpknAodkXxg6g
It is important for you to recognize that someone who judges you this harshly is being disrespectful to you. I definitely believe in trusting your gut. It is often a very good indicator of red flags that should not be ignored. Feelings of love tend to be very irrational, while the gut is a good barometer of danger, both physical and emotional. You may want to consider individual therapy as well in order to get some support for yourself, build up your self esteem, help you to set boundaries, and take good care of yourself. If you are concerned about your study skills then you might try tutoring. In the meantime, be sure to take care of yourself through healthy eating, exercise, rest and reaching out to supportive people in your life. I hope this is helpful. Please let me know if I can be of further help.