Distance Doesn’t Have To Get In The Way
Relationships can get complicated at times. This becomes especially true when it comes to long distance relationships. When two people live away from each other it adds an entirely new spin on to the common relationship issues that couples experience. The distance alone can be enough to sabotage things in some cases for those who are not prepared for the challenges they face. However, there is hope. After all, anything is possible.
The chances of a successful relationship will be raised if both people involved prepare themselves for the relationship. Here are some great tips from THOUGHT CATALOG.
Long-distance relationships get a bad reputation. Everyone seems to have an opinion on whether or not you should pursue one, but here’s the truth: only you know if it’s going to work. No one can predict that for you. Yes, they can require more work and dedication than a “normal” relationship, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t worth it. Or that they can’t lead to a healthy and happy couple. But here are a few things to keep in mind if you’re thinking of trying that will increase the likelihood of sticking together.
1. Serious trust.
Being away from someone you love majority of the time is a hard thing to deal with. And you can’t survive it without serious amounts of trust. A long-distance relationship that works is one that has two secure people. Secure with themselves. With their partner. With their relationship. If you don’t have trust, you won’t have much.
2. An ability to talk honestly about moments of jealousy.
Just because you trust someone doesn’t mean you won’t have very human moments of jealousy. Everyone does. Put miles between you and your honey? It’ll amplify that feeling from time to time. But talking it through, and recognizing when you’re feeling irrationally, is important in making it work.
3. A connection that isn’t just physical.
It’s easy to feel connected to someone when you’re able to physically touch them and feel them. In long-distance relationships, you have to learn how to give and receive affection that doesn’t always include being in the same room. You’ll need to strengthen the core of your relationship — friendship, respect, and admiration.
4. Carve out special “us” time.
Pick a show you can both watch together. Even if you’re not together. FaceTime while you do it. Or discuss the episode after it’s finished. Choose a day when it’s just the two of you, or when you can have some type of shared activity.
5. Your own passions/interests.
Honestly, this is something that every person in a relationship needs to have. Every person in general, to be honest. But it’s especially important when your beau is far away. When you have something you’re interested in, you can pour energy and time into that. And it will make the days until you see your Love a little less daunting.
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