Long Distance Relationships

Long Distance Relationships are one of the hardest, yet the most special experience one can have in their life.

One needs a lot of understanding, maturity, and seriousness to handle a long-distance relationship.

We are currently living in an era where, not only long-distance relationships are becoming a myth. Short-term relationships, friends with benefits (FWBs), hook-ups, Casual relationships, DTFs and what not, instead of a mature, long-term relationship that can actually lead to something meaningful and special in the future. But there are some old fashioned, traditional lovers in this big herd of believers in modern relationships.

The generation has become so busy and involved in their lives that they have started forgetting the fact that it’s good and important to have someone in your life. A partner, who supports you, becomes a part of you, completes you. It makes you feel and understand the value of love and the importance of sharing your life with someone.

Long Distance Relationships make a relationship hard, but it makes it special too. It brings a lot of changes in you as a person and as a couple. It makes the relationship different, and if you work together, it makes you strong together.

If you get into a long-distance relationship, that’s the hardest and the best thing that can happen to you because, no matter how hard it is to maintain a long-distance relationship, it teaches you a lot of things and can bring closer to your partner more than ever!

There are a lot of things you should consider before committing into a long-distance relationship and make it a successful one

Trust is everything!

Trust is a very important factor when it comes to a long-distance relationship. It is important to have a certain level of trust on each other and keep building on it, especially when it comes to long distance relationships. Lack of trust, when distance comes in line, can lead to insecurities, which can harm a relationship to a great extent.

Understanding each other

Being understanding about each other’s life is important to know more about your partner’s life and act accordingly. It is okay if your partner wants some time to complete her assignments and study when you’ve got free. It’s okay when your partner wants to hang out with their friends for a night. This also helps in building trust among the partners.

Don’t keep secrets. Share everything!

Share everything with each other. Even if its stupid, share. If your partner loves you, he is going to love listening to you about your whole day, all the moments you had. Distance makes a relationship hard, so share to feel that there is no distance even when there is. Sharing will also lead to knowing each other deeply and develop an understanding with each other.

Fighting is okay. But, always talk!

Every couple goes through fights, which is important, as with every fight when you talk after it, you grow closer to each other. Never leave a fight without talking about it and clearing things out with your partner. Leaving things like that will only lead to more misunderstandings, more fights and more emotional distance between the partners.

Always love each other, no matter what!

Find ways to show your love, confess whenever you can, do whatever you can. Small gestures can mean a lot for both the partners. It makes them feel special and more connected to each other. Gestures, with distance, mean a lot to the partners. A small gift or social media post can make their day. Always try to make gestures to make your partner feel special and loved.

Don’t overthink

Distance brings in a lot of things in your mind, which you don’t want to think, but still do. Whenever you start thinking like this, block such thoughts out. Don’t let small things ruin something special.

Long-Distance Relationship is one of the best things that can happen to you. It is hard, but it teaches you a lot, helps you grow as a person, and makes you strong, both individually and as a couple.

By Shreya Gupta

Journalism & Mass Communication graduate. Post Graduate in Entertainment, Media & Advertising. Bringing out my passion for writing through this portal. Photographer @shreyaguptaphotography (Instagram)

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