Have you ever been in a long distance relationship before or you just got into one recently? You might think that coping in a long distance relationship is easy, but the truth is that it’s not. There are a lot of things you need to know before you make hasty decisions. People who’ve been in a long distance relationship know how challenging and unsuccessful, such a relationship can be, so it requires a lot of sacrifice and commitment. The truth is; most long distance relationships don’t work out and just like any other relationship, there a lot of challenges in it.
Here are 5 things you should know about long distance relationships:
Friends and family will question your decision
Trust me; when you are in a long distance relationship you’ll get all sorts of weird questions such as, is it going to work out? Or don’t you think you are wasting your time? Although the people who ask such questions mean you well, these questions might hurt you. However, what matters most is knowing what’s best for you and your partner by turning a deaf ear to what other people have to say.
You must learn to keep yourself busy
In a long distance relationship, you shouldn’t spend all your time thinking and worrying about your lover; you should come up with ways of keeping yourself busy. The best thing about keeping yourself busy is that the next time you’re talking to your lover you’ll have a lot of issues to discuss.
Communication is important
Unlike the other types of relationships where you meet your partner frequently, in a long distance relationship you have to spend most of your time talking to your lover. It doesn’t matter whether you’ve quarreled or how long you’ve been dating; communication makes the bond stronger.
There will be some ‘really’ bad days
In long distance relationships, the fact that your partner is far away from you brings the fear that they might be cheating on you and these thoughts will torment you once in a while. However, such ‘really’ bad days remind you that no relationship is perfect so you should try as much as possible to overcome the feelings.
Spending time with your partner is one of the best feelings in the world
Nothing matches the feeling of being wrapped up in the arms of your lover after spending so many days, weeks, months or even years away from them. If you truly love that person, the feeling of ecstasy you get after meeting them is the most incredible thing, and you’ll always yearn for such a moment.