How to Survive a Long Distance Relationship

Relationships are difficult, if you been in one you can easily relate the complications faced and especially when it’s a long distance relationship. There will undoubtedly be times when the frustration of trying to make sense of another person’s behavior will drive you up the wall. Adding tens of hundreds of thousands of miles of distance between the person that you care about only makes things more demanding for both parties involved. Fundamental to most relationships is the ability to physically express your feelings for the other person. Sometimes words can’t quite do the trick.

Communication

The greatest hurdle in a long distance relationship is the communication.. Healthy communication is especially prevalent to those long distance relationships where in-person meetings are physically impossible, and all contact is done through phone calls, texting, email, and Skype. When confronted with this type of situation, couples are forced to learn more about each other through talking. Without the luxury of dating in its physical capacity (i.e. going to the movies, dinner, etc) there are no distractions to the conversation. More importantly than getting to know one another, learning to argue and settle disagreements is vital to making the relationship successful. If a couple can work through a problem over the phone or Skype, they can almost certainly work through the same, or worse, in person. It requires immense will and trust to let this kind of relations strive but if the couple is in true love then it might win all quiz.


Appreciation

It may sound cheesy to those who have not attempted long distance with someone they truly care about, but absence really does make the heart grow fonder. Being apart from your partner for extended periods makes you appreciate the time you have together that much more. Time spent on dates in front of your computer talking together is cherished because for the rest of the day, maybe even week, you know that the other person won’t be around. It’s also important to mention here the benefits of having your own space in a relationship. Even if you are not the type of person that values alone time, distance gives each individual the opportunity to develop their own interests as well as the relationship without feeling torn between the two.

Trust

The pillar of any building on which it strives is Trust. Any kind of Jealousy  (whatever you want to label it as) combined with a lack of trust can destroy a relationship before it even has a chance to begin, especially a long distance one. If you are a jealous or untrusting individual and your significant other has moved a formidable distance away, then prepare yourself for weeks of misery  or situations all with the central theme of your partner disregarding your feelings and participating in flings with people you’ll probably never meet. Getting over this issue is important  to making it through the trial of distance. jealousy is normal due to the lack of interaction, succeeding relies heavily on knowing you are in it together and that both sides are equally committed. This can be supremely beneficial to the relationship because once you have crossed this threshold of trust, many of the stresses associated with caring about someone will vanish and you’ll be left with nothing to worry  besides how to make the other person happy.