7 Undeniable Facts about Long Distance Relationships ...

Cris

The facts about long distance relationships, which I included in this post, are all based on personal experience. My husband and I lived in two different countries for more than a year before my big move. Being in a long distance relationship is a rollercoaster ride that puts to test your mental, emotional, physical, and (YES!) financial strengths. Here are seven undeniable facts about long distance relationships that I picked up from my experience:

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1

It's Expensive

If you ask me which among all facts about long distance relationships I dislike the most, I would say it's the cost that goes with it. Phone bills, airfares, accommodation, and everything in between all add up to that ballooning cost that ate up our monthly paychecks. Long distance relationships are expensive especially when you are decided on meeting on a regular basis.

2

Skype Becomes Your Best Friend

Or any video chat application convenient and efficient for both of you. In our case, it was Skype, Facebook, and Yahoo! Messenger. My husband used to ask me this question several times: "How on earth did people survive long distance relationships thousands of decades ago?" My answer: "Pen and paper. And they were more patient then..."

3

It Can Get Boring

What else do we need to talk about? Two people in a long distance relationship have the tendency to update each other of what happened in their lives on a daily basis to the point where there is too much familiarity that may cause boredom. It can be boring especially when you only see each other on that screen that sometimes, freezes or hangs up due to poor internet connection.

4

It Requires Patience

But boredom shouldn't be a deterring factor for you to build a great relationship. One thing that my long distance relationship taught me was that it requires unlimited dosage of patience. You wouldn't be with the person if you don't love or care for him/her, right? Patience, my dear, patience. You need loads of it.

5

It Makes You Creative

Because you are not physically together, you come up with several ways to surprise him/her or to make him/her feel special. My friend who's based in the US orders lunch online for his boyfriend who's based in Singapore. Thank heavens for technology and debit/credit card. My husband would send me bouquets of roses and greeting cards when I was living in the Philippines and he was based in China. He wrote me love letters everyday, while I would send him audio files of me reading my love letters to him.

6

It Needs a Lot of Trust

If trust is an issue for two people who are physically together, what about for two individuals living on separate continents? For a long distance relationship to work, you have to trust your partner. Have faith in both of your sacrifices in keeping the love burning even when you are thousands of miles apart.

7

It Needs a Promise to Be Physically Together Someday

Because what's the point of being in a long distance relationship if you can't be physically together in the end? There has to be that end goal to be in one place together at a certain point in time. Either you move or he/she moves, but that decision has to be made. Personally, I don't think that a long distance relationship should go on if there is no plan for you to stay put, together, in one place in the near future.

Overall, being in a long distance relationship needs a lot of hard work. You put in more energy to make the relationship work. It can be both exciting and frustrating but trust me, you will gladly look back on these days and smile at what a journey it has been all in the name of love. What do you think about long distance relationship?

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My boyfriend lives in England and I'm American. Spent the whole summer with him and I just left yesterday...it was really hard for me I was an emotional mess. I really hope we can cohabit soon cause my love for him grew over the summer

My boyfriend have lived in the same area since we've been dating. This morning he left Arizona with his family on a four day journey to North Carolina and my heart is broken. I need help. I don't know if we can make it. We get so mad at each other... And we lack a lot of trust.

Very true. One of my good friends is in a long distance relationship right now. He promised to meet her this summer by due to unfortunate events he couldn't go. They aren't that far away though ;P

I'm in a long distance relationship too right now. It's take around 2 hr flight if i want to meet him. But, it's cool though. You learn how to trust each other more, and when you meet your beloved one after 2 or 3 months or more being separated, you'll feel that, "ah, i love this guy/girl so much".

It's very hard indeed.. From costs, to getting bored because you shared so much.. The only advice I'd have to give is stay strong. Stay resilient. If you believe you have a real chance to be with this person, forever, so be it. If it doesn't work out, you can always be sure that in the end you gave it your best. I recently moved in with my long distance BF (who only happened to be about six hours away) but it was still hurtful at times due to distance. We'd been dating for a year with visits for a year and just closed the distance gap :)

Agreed Dian I'm also in a LDR with my be after dating for almost 2 years!!! And love him more and more each day!!! It's all about patience! Especially if you know that he's the one!!! :)

I think being in a long-distance relationship is great. My best friend (also crush) and I have had a long distance relationship for a year and it has only made our friendship stronger than ever. Surprisingly, we have not grown bored with each other and we find so many topics to talk about every day :)

Me and my boyfriend are about to go from living in the same city to long distance relationship. I really hope this works out and these 5 years grow into more years of the relationship

My bf and I are thousands of miles apart. Missing him is soooo hard, but we have to be patient. Am looking forward to us being together!!!!!

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