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The Challenges of Long Distance Relationships

The Challenges of Long Distance Relationships

September 28, 2022

The Challenges of Long Distance Relationships

Relationships can take time to blossom into romance. When you place distance between two people who are trying to make a relationship work, it can cause problems. Here are several things to consider before diving into a long-distance relationship (LDR).

 

Making Time for Each Other

An important aspect of any relationship is the time you spend together. This is how you form deeper bonds and get to know the other person. This is best when you’re able to be in the same place together, since you can enjoy each other’s company in the best possible way. In a LDR, this can be difficult to do and it certainly won’t happen if you don’t make it a priority. 

Phone calls, text messaging, and even video calls can suffice for a while, but they don’t have the same impact as being together in person. If you’re thinking about involving yourself in an LDR, take this into consideration. 

 

Sticking to Surface Level Topics

Another problem with LDRs is the trap of falling into surface-level conversations. This is especially true of couples involved in a new LDR. Without being with your significant other regularly or communicating often, you won’t know who they are, what their passionate about, or become involved in their life. If you ask the right questions and try to learn more about your partner, this can be overcome.

 

Is There a Valid Reason to Be Apart?

Before committing yourself to an LDR, ask yourself if the reason you can’t close the distance gap is a good one. While things like going to different colleges or landing a great job are valid reasons, you still may be hesitant to commit. That’s okay. You should weigh the pros and cons of the situation and if you decide it’s not for you, be clear and explain your reasoning for not moving forward. At the end of the day, if you’re interested in the person enough you can make it work. 

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