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

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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.

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
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.
Midwesmiss
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 weeken...
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 goodb...
peachy
its hard to be in a LDR. 5yrs my ex and i we couldnt made it we broke up! trust and communication are very important!
Sab1
long distance is so very hard it got to stage where he was distant and we hardly communicated. We started to argue a lot. I think he wanted out. I still love him n want to be with him but don't think ...
Hegs
I have just ended a 2.5 LDR as my partner became very intense and demanding ; I felt I was unable to live the life I needed because of his behaviour. the last 2.5 years have had some amazing times but...
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