Most people had a long-distance relationship at some point in their lives. I know I did…
Almost everyone has a long-distance relationship story. Those who don’t will have one. Stories of long-distance relationships vary from young couples separated by a college or to married couples who have to be a part because of job relocation.
I would like to dedicate this article to tell you long-distance relationship stories that I’ve come across. Amongst them are stories of my partners, my friends, my close family, and my own.
All of these are true stories, so for privacy, I won’t mention their real names.
In my articles, I don’t tend to talk about stories as examples of how something worked or didn’t work. There are as many situations as there are people. Just because something worked out a certain way for some couples doesn’t mean it will be the same for you.
A Long-Distance Relationship Story of My Friend
Like most I thought it is a painful struggle. That was until a friend told me her story:
“We met on his holiday and through mutual friends. Everything started as a fling but then we exchanged numbers and started to communicate more and he wanted to visit me again.
So it started like this and it lasted for a year or so. In the first months he was visiting me for a week every month, then it became every 2 months and I was visiting too.
It worked just fine as we felt on holiday all the time. That was the great side of it…and also, feeling like you have a lot of space to do whatever you were interested in.
What I didn’t like about the distance was the constant texting, being there for phone calls, certain moments when you felt like you would like to hug someone at night, or just watching a film on the sofa. I enjoyed it for a while, the longing and the passionate meetings, the happiness of seeing each other.
But then…I realised everything was shallow, that holidays are not forever, that there is real life and problems. So… I believe long distance can exist when a relationship is already consolidated, when there is trust and you know each other. From my experience, I don’t see it as a type of relationship I can start on. “
You are the creator of your own story. And the way the story goes is up to you. Through my articles, I want to help couples understand what long-distance relationships are and what they aren’t. Having this understanding can help set realistic expectations from a long-distance relationship, approach it with awareness, and make the most of it.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Do long-distance relationships work?
Long-distance relationships work for some couples and in some situations. Most long-distance relationships can work very well for a few months. But if they last for too long, they cause more pain than joy.
Are 2 hours considered a long-distance relationship?
A long-distance relationship is when you live away from your partner. What matters more than the time or the distance is whether or not you have the means to cover it and visit each other as often as you’d like.
How do you spend quality time in a long-distance relationship?
When you are in a long-distance relationship, you might be tempted to talk too much to your long-distance partner. The healthier option is to spend most of your time living your own life, so when you do talk, it will be meaningful and more special.
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