The Surprising Benefits of Long Distance Relationships ...

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Even though long-distance relationships are hard work, there are still a few benefits of long distance relationships that you should consider.

A study performed by the researchers at Queens University showed that young, unmarried people in long distance relationships don’t report lower relationship satisfaction then those in geographically close relationships and that “the further apart the couple was, the better they were doing with respect to satisfaction, intimacy and communication.” Sometimes it’s not the distance that kills the relationship, it’s the doubt that’s fueled by negativity.

Try to replace those thoughts with positive ones because when you feel good about your relationship, you will be one step closer to succeeding in it.

Here are 7 benefits of long distance relationships that you should consider:

1. You Get to Know Each Other Very Well

One of the most important benefits of long distance relationships is the fact you’ll get to know your partner really well.

Even though long-distance couples talk less frequently than those who live in the same city, their interactions are deeper, more meaningful and they develop communication skills and habits that will help their relationship in the long run.

2. You Appreciate Your Partner More

By being in a long-distance relationship, you’ll learn how to appreciate your partner a little bit more.

You’ll cherish your interactions more, plus you’ll focus more on each other and on the good times.2

You won’t take your partner for granted and you will make more time for them when they are near.

3. You Always Have Something to Look Forward to

When you’re in a long-distance relationship, you’ll always have something to look forward to, like a phone call, a text, a visit, a trip or an exciting plane ride.

You’ll meet new people and you’ll have fun doing new things that you enjoy.

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