Take a deep breath, grab a chair and relax as what you’re about to read might affect your relationship either positively or negatively; I hope it does positively though. Long Distance Relationship can be a pain in the ass, take that from someone who’s currently in one. But the truth is – it takes two to tango; it only works if you’re willing to put in effort to make it work.
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Long Distance Relationship – What Does It Entail?
A long-distance relationship (LDR) (or long-distance romantic relationship (LDRR) is an intimate relationship between partners who are geographically isolated from one another. Partners in LDRs face geographic separation and lack of face-to-face contact.
Things to consider before starting a Long Distance Relationship
Others will spend more time with your partner while you can’t
Being separated from your partner in the relationship means you won’t get to spend time with your partner like other people will. In your absence, your partner will make new friends and interact with new people. Do not leave out the fact that the opposite sex will be involved in this new set of people.
The only means of communication you’ll have is technology
Unlike the normal relationship where you can have your partner on your beck and call, meet up for lunch to discuss and the likes, long distance relationship limits you to technology as your only means of communication.
You won’t get to see your partner whenever you need to pass across an information or discuss something really crucial.
Physical contact is something you will continually yearn for
Make no mistakes, physical contact is the most difficult challenge you will put up with in a long distance relationship. For starters, it might seem easy and negligible but trust me; as time goes on, it becomes even more difficult to keep up with.
Unless you’re a kind of person who can manage without as much as craving physical contact all the time, you really can’t survive a long distance relationship
You’ll need loads of trust and commitment to make it work
Relationship itself requires trust to keep it moving, now long distance relationship requires even more trust and commitment. Trust is the major factor that will sustain your LDR as you won’t get to see your partner; you don’t know who he or she is with at different points in time.
You just need to trust your partner a hundred percent not to cheat on you in your absence; continuous suspicion of infidelity is really unhealthy for the relationship.
LDR requires emotional stability
Being in a long distance relationship means you need to have a life of your own and be self-driven; this is because your partner won’t be around to give you the push you’l get if you weren’t in a LDR. Getting a hold on your emotional life means you can contribute to the stability of your relationship.
The list of things to consider before starting a long distance relationship is endless but if you can deal with the above mentioned, and some more; then you’ve got quite enough to get you started on your long distance relationship journey.
Ever been in a long distance relationship, currently in one, or are you considering starting one? I’ll love to hear from you, kindly drop your thoughts in the comment section below.
Written By – Alara Karis of Alarakaris Blog