Do you believe in long-distance love?
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As an unknown person once said: “Distance means so little when someone means so much.”
People tend to think long-distance relationships are one of the hardest possible ways of loving someone. It is! I never said that it is an easy thing. One thing you should know...YES IT DOES WORK, if you both put the extra effort, time and love to make it work. Don't take what I am saying for granted... every relation is different and so is every person. There is some basic things that you should take into consideration such as:
It‘s important that you speak your mind , listen, write, fight, and laugh with your partner about everything that’s meaningful to both of you. Nowadays, we have so many technologies to cut some of the distance. Use Skype, Tango, Viber and much more to talk to your lover and even see him.
Respecting the other person‘s schedule and space is also a challenge. While you are awake he might be asleep and vice-versa. Keep in mind that none of you will always be available. For that, you should talk on a set time and date to avoid confusion over time.
Share with your second half as much details as possible, your friends, what they d, their names, age your outings etc. You don't want to make him feel left out.
Find a balance...and take your relation from there!
2. Challenge your doubts.
You can‘t make the distance define your feelings for him. It is what it is, and you can only do your best today in loving each other, and work toward a life together with patience and faith.
Distance doesn‘t kill love; doubts do. Therefore give your best in choosing love over doubt.
Sometimes you will feel that you are not strong enough and let fear creep in. At this point, share your frustration with him, talk to a close friend, or do something uplifting just for yourself.
You will notice that the feeling of love comes back on its own.
3. Become clear about who you are and what you want.
In a long-distance relationship it may even take more time to realize the other one is just as human as you. What you feel, he might feel it too. Don't block your emotions...
If you have something to say to him, just say it!
Keep learning from each other, and don’t be afraid of discovering the flaws or challenges the other one may have. Try to first see what it is in you that makes you irritated, and exchange thoughts about it calmly and respectfully. Talk about your future (near or far). Building dreams together just brings you closer!
4. Spend quality time together.
You don‘t need to talk every day. Just make sure the time with each other is well spent. Laugh a lot. talk a lot, share a lot and love a lot.
These are just a few ways to find strength and happiness in a committed long-distance relationship.
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