Long distance relationships are the most complicated and sensitive ones. Promising each other to keep in touch always, either through social media websites, or phone or chat messengers, is practically not possible. You can spend almost countless hours waiting for the other one to get free from work, but still you do not get to see him/her. You don’t get to see the person or meet the person, when you need him/ her the most. You can’t hug, or hold hands or kiss. And gradually all the intimacy left, is gone. But then the belief that you both belong with each other, is there. Your relationship becomes based on each other completely and nothing else.
You learn to trust. Because you cannot always be present with the person to see what he/ she is doing.
You learn to communicate and listen, because that is all you can do to keep in touch.
You start fighting more, because you find it difficult to take out time for each other.
You start caring more, because you are not there to help or to take care.
You learn to sacrifice, because someone is always going to lose a bit.
And lastly, you learn to appreciate the differences.
Long distance relationships, if handled with care, can often lead to development of a stronger base of any relationship. You learn to appreciate and cherish every moment you get to spend with each other, even if it is through a computer screen or a simple phone call.
“Distance isn’t for the fearful, it’s for the bold”, and thus, the key to long distance relationship is faith. It will sound really difficult. Believe me, it is even more difficult to practically live through it, but then there is no other alternative. You start living with the hope to see each other soon and this keeps the spark alive.
Long distance relationships rarely work out, but when they do, they last lifelong.
After all, “it is for those who are willing to spend a lot of time alone in exchange for the little time with the one they love.”
“It’s for knowing a good thing when they see it, even if they don’t see it nearly enough.”