7 Common Problems when You First Start a Long Distance Relationship ...


Long distance relationships are HARD!

Guest contributor Belinda Ma shares some common problems that plague us all at the start of a LDR.

At some point in our lives one of our relationships might be forced to turn into a long distance relationship because of work or well… life.

Here are some common problems you should prepare yourself for when you start a long distance relationship and some suggestions on how you could overcome them and make things work.2

1. Different Time Zones

The purpose of being in a relationship is to share experiences with each other, but it could be quite difficult if you guys have different schedules.

Your partner might have spent half the day at work already and you’ve just gotten out of bed.

Now a lot of people tell couples that are in a long distance relationship to talk daily and that’s not a bad thing if you guys have the time, but let me tell you through experience;

you sleeping at 5 in the morning and your partner waking up at the crack of dawn isn’t going to work out in the long run.

I’m not suggesting you don’t talk at all but maybe cutting it down to twice or thrice a week is better.

Of course you could always leave him sweet text messages to look forward to.

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Cristina N
id really love it if i could speak to somene here whom i can relate to.. its so hard to be in our situation its driving me nuts.. worst part is soon i will join a cruiseship different from him and we are not sure when we can see each other again
Cristina N
hi ur a  really good adviser.. im in a long distance relationship at the moment and its very new.. he works in a cruiseship o was wondering where i can instant message u id really like to talk.
I lived with my BF for a while and now we are back to being in a long distance relationship. It's hard for me cause I only get to see him in person for like a day. I'm currently saving up for a weekend getaway with just him and I. I'm also gonna try to FaceTime him more. That's a good tip. Remember if you love some thing let it go, if it comes back to you that's how u know it's love and trust.
Tangi Dowell
I have been in an LDR for almost 2 years now. It's very hard, but when we are together it is worth it. Total trust is a necessity. It won't work with out trust. The hardest part for me is saying goodbye at the end of a visit, knowing it will be a month or two before we can be together again.
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