The Surprising Benefits of Long Distance Relationships ...

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The Surprising Benefits of Long Distance Relationships ...
The Surprising Benefits of Long Distance Relationships ...

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:

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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. 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.

4

Romance is a Real Part of Your Relationship

A long distance relationship will give you a chance to express yourself in a way that you wouldn’t do if you and your partner were physically close to each other. It also means that you’ll have to put in some extra effort to be creative and romantic. You’ll be able to send letters and even flowers, things that you would not do so often if you weren't in a long distance relationship.

5

You’ll Improve Your Communication Skills

In a long distance relationship you’ll learn how to communicate and resolve conflict well. You’ll learn to connect deeply, to address and resolve problems and to make win-win compromises.

6

Distance Fuels Desire

The long distance between a couple tends to fuel desire. It can really add some sparks to your relationship, preventing it from becoming monotonous due to your daily routine. The fact that you’ll miss your partner more will actually fuel the passion in your relationship.

7

You Make More Memorable Moments

When you’re in a long distance relationship, you’ll put more effort into making the time you spend with your partner more special. You’ll try a new restaurant, you’ll take a trip somewhere romantic and you’ll even do crazy things, like have a picnic in your own backyard or play tourist in your own town.

When you are in a long distance relationship, you’re less likely confuse love with lust, you’ll have more time to pursue your passions and interests, you’ll develop independence and you’ll cement your commitment. Do you know any other benefits of long distance relationships? Please share your thoughts with us in the comments section!

Sources:
lifehack.org
huffingtonpost.com
yourtango.com
ldrmagazine.com

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Great article. Me and my boyfriend have been together for 11 months now. We are completely in love, it is hard because I just have moods where I just want him to hold me. But it is so worth it. I hope to see him soon. ( Toronto to California )

I'm in one 💏 (Thailand to Germany). It's hard to handle this situation, but have to. B'coz of love and our beautiful future. Cheer! 🌹❤️

Nice article. I'm in LDR for more than 3 years now. He loves me a lot. And I love him a lot too. It's sometimes really hard. But it's worth. ( U.S.A. to Sri Lanka)

Such a nice post for long distance couples! I'm in one and couldn't agree more. (USA to Germany)

My LDR is 4 years USA To Africa. Every Day I talk to him I fall in love more still get butterflies blush and every time I see him it always feels like the first time ever the feelings so intense missing him so much makes our love even stronger and I can't wait for the day that I'll say I Do❤️

I just started a LDR one week ago and we are meeting for the first time in 16 days and I'm crazy excited! We have already connected on a much deeper level than I normally would within a week and I always love talking to him, though I don't think we talk less than if we were closer because we FaceTime 2-5 hours a day and text continuously throughout the day haha it's Vancouver to Los Angeles so luckily same time zone :)

My LDR is about a month old and we're trying to finish 3yrs but it seems so long

My LDR is only one week old … this article helps reiterate we made the right decision to give it a go :-)

this is so true. I just met the guy im talking to last week and the memories and the moments are amazing!! and like the communication is good and we learn about each other everyday and it's amazing truly is

Great article!! I miss my guy everyday but make the most of the time we have together x

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