Long-Distance Relationship Questions


Long-Distance Relationship Questions

The right questions in a long-distance relationship can make for interesting conversations. They can also help you learn about each other and guide you through the stages of your long-distance relationship.

Here are 6 types of questions you can as your long-distance relationship partner:

  1. fun questions
  2. deep questions
  3. important questions
  4. serious questions
  5. dirty questions
  6. romantic questions

It can be hard to navigate your long-distance relationship. The love and attraction you feel for someone is mixed with annoyance that you can’t see them.

The build-up of sexual frustration in a long-distance relationship can be overwhelming. There comes a point where a picture on the screen and the voice on the phone just doesn’t cut it anymore.

In a romantic relationship, you deserve physical closeness. To have a healthy long-distance relationship, it’s important to separate the feelings you have for the person from the feelings caused by your situation. 


Questions to ask in long-distance relationship

We can group long-distance relationship questions in two categories:

Questions about personal feelings, circumstances, and goals of each partner in a long-distance relationship.

Questions about your common goals and objectives as a couple, while in a long-distance relationship.

Here are 10 questions that will help you get started:

Questions 1- 5 focus on your long-distance relationship and where do you see your relationship in the future.

Questions 6-10 help you reflect on your personal goals, feelings, needs, and expectations.

  1. Why are you in a long-distance relationship?
  2. How long have you been in this long-distance relationship?
  3. How long are you planning for your long-distance relationship to last?
  4. What are your goals as a couple in a long-distance relationship?
  5. When are you planning to close the distance and move in together?
  6. Is your long-distance relationship healthy?
  7. What do you want from this long-distance relationship?
  8. What are your doubts about this long-distance relationship?
  9. What brings you joy in this long-distance relationship?
  10. What frustrates you the most in this long-distance relationship?

Let’s have a look at each of them in more detail…


Questions for long-distance relationship couples

1. Why are you in a long-distance relationship?

There are 2 general situations why you might be in a long-distance relationship. You might be starting a new long-distance relationship online or you may be away from your existing partner for a while.

Single people meet online, on holidays, in college or during a work trip, and want to get to know each other better. Some couples are already in a relationship, married, or living together. And one partner has to be away for some time due to studies of job relocation.

Whatever your situation, the fact remains that for some time you are going to be away from each other.

If you are getting to know someone long-distance, then you are probably having a lot of fun. However, if you are separated after being together, it can be a more complicated experience. How did you start your long-distance relationship? Leave a comment below…

2. How long have you been in this long-distance relationship?

Right, so you have a number. Now tell me, how do you feel about being in this relationship this long? Is it something you planned and prepared for or is it dragging longer then you would have liked?

The reason this question is important is that couples tend to lose track of time.

It may be in a good way where you have conversations that last for hours. And you are waiting with excitement for the next call or text. But it can also be that your interactions have become boring. And you are in this relationship just because…

3. How long are you planning for your long-distance relationship to last?

If you answered the previous question, you are now aware of how long you’ve been in your long-distance relationship. You are also aware if it was too long, not long enough, or just right and how you feel about it.

Depending on your answer, now you’d want to know how long it will last. If it’s an early stage, you are probably happy to see how it develops and how it integrates into your life. If it’s just right, then you are going to be facing some decisions very soon. 

Things like are you going to meet, will you move in together or are you better off alone or with someone else.

If you are feeling it’s been too long, then you’ve probably missed the point where you needed to address your feelings and make some hard decisions. Now the decisions you are facing are even harder. You see, the more you sacrifice and compromise the harder it will be to find the balance. 

4. What are your goals as a couple in a long-distance relationship?

Your long-distance relationship is an incomplete romantic relationship, because of the lack of physical intimacy. But as we’ve seen in question 1, it has a purpose. It serves for you to get to know each other or to maintain your established relationship.

Take a moment to reflect on the goals and expectations you and your partner have from this long-distance relationship. Talk about it, maybe even make some notes. Working with couples I recommend having a session with each partner separately.

Each partner makes notes and then we put them together. This way nobody is trying to please another and the answers are more honest.

5. When are you planning to close the distance and move in together?

Long-distance relationships are meant to be temporary. Stretch them out a bit longer and they result in a lot of suffering. Once your long-distance relationship has served its purpose, it’s time to take the next step.

If you started a new long-distance relationship online, it’s the moment you know enough about each other. I mean enough that you are ready to meet. 

There’s always more you can learn later on. If you are a couple who is doing a long-distance relationship, the same applies. Every person has their alone time that they are ok with. Once that point is reached, and your need for physical closeness is unfulfilled, you will suffer.

As a result, your partner and your relationship as a whole will suffer as well. 

So, don’t miss this moment between being happy and excited about your relationship and being bored and fed up with it. Sometimes we get so caught up in our relationships, we forget our own life goals and objectives. The next questions are to help you bring the focus back to yourself.

While answering the next 5 questions, imagine what your life’s like. 

6. Is your long-distance relationship healthy?

If you’ve started a new long-distance relationship online you did it to enrich your life. To get to know someone, find understanding, connection, love. If you are in a long-distance because of work commitment or relocation, then it must be daunting for you.

It may feel like you had no say in it and now you have to put up with the way things are.

I’d like to tell you that you are in this situation because you made some choices. They may have not been easy, but they were yours. Even now, you still have a choice.

7. What do you want from this long-distance relationship?

What do you personally want for yourself from this long-distance relationship? Is it to have someone to talk to, to share with, or to connect in a meaningful way? Maybe you are looking for a long-term partner with whom you can get married and have children. 

Sometimes we don’t even realise why we are in a relationship. Remind yourself how and why you got into this relationship in the first place. Are you getting what you want or are you just plodding along hoping for things to change?

Things always change, but for them to change the way you want, you need to make that conscious change yourself.

8. What are your doubts about this long-distance relationship?

We have doubts about a lot of things all the time. It’s not healthy, but it’s normal. The first thing to do is to recognise these doubts. What are you unsure about?

Some doubts are just lingering thoughts and all you may need is reassurance. Other doubts tell us that something isn’t quite tip-top. 

To get a clear perspective on your long-distance relationship, recognise your doubts and concerns. Write them down, reflect on them by yourself. And then share them with your partner. But only share after they’ve written theirs.

9. What brings you joy in this long-distance relationship?

This is one of the most important questions. Does your long-distance relationship bring love, joy, and excitement into your life? Or does it leave you feeling sad, frustrated, and depressed? Many couples simply overlook the importance of their own feelings.

Just because it’s a long-distance relationship, they consider that patiently suffering is normal. But it can’t be further from the truth. No relationship should be a cause of your suffering.

If you aren’t happy with yourself – change yourself. If your relationship doesn’t bring you joy, you can choose to be with someone else. 

In real life, it’s usually more complicated, but it still holds true.

10. What frustrates you the most in this long-distance relationship?

Write down a list of things that you are not happy with. Let yourself go. Come up with things that are even vaguely true. This exercise will help you bring importance to how you feel and what you want. This list is for you, so don’t worry about what anyone will think or say about it.

Be honest with yourself.

Express everything you can find inside of you on a piece of paper. You’ll find once it’s out, it’ll be easier for you to deal with it. You may even choose to share some of them with your partner. Before you do, check out this article on effective communication.

Bonus Question:)

11. Does this long-distance relationship help you to achieve your own goals and dreams? 

As a person, as an individual, you must have ambitions. And if you don’t, take the time to explore them. Having a relationship means sharing your time and space with another person. Once you do that, it’s can be harder to prioritise your own goals and desires. 

Now you need to make decisions as a couple. So you have to make sure that you are “in bed” with the right person. The right person will nourish your life and will help you with your goals. They will recognise what’s important for you and will support you along the way.

If you find yourself deviating from your life goals and compromising what’s important to you, reconsider. Sometimes it’s a matter of sitting down and just getting it out. 

For your relationship to succeed, you have to succeed.


Long-distance relationship questions on the phone

When you are talking to your long-distance partner on the phone, it’s a good idea to keep your conversations light. You can ask general questions to see how they are getting on. Phone conversations are also good to have a quick catch up with your partner.

You can also discuss other questions on the phone, as long as they don’t cause any conflicts. If you find yourselves arguing about things, it’s better to leave the conversation until you can have a video call. It’s easier to resolve conflicts when you see each other, to better navigate the conversations.

You should discuss deep and important questions during your visits as much as possible. When you are in a long-distance relationship, it’s better to keep your conversations friendly.

Focus on resolving issues rather than creating conflicts, because it’s a lot harder to work out deeper issues when you are away from each other.

That said, if you need to ask some questions and don’t feel like waiting, create the time and space to do it.


Questions to keep a long-distance relationship interesting

To keep your long-distance relationship interesting, you can ask each question about your dreams and aspirations. There’s nothing more exciting to talk about than talking about your passion.

You can also be passionate about your relationship. So you can each other questions about it:

  • How are you feeling about your relationship?
  • How is your relationship going?
  • Is your relationship changing during the long-distance period?
  • Did you set goals for the timeline for your long-distance relationship?
  • Do you have a plan for visiting each other and moving in together?
  • Are your relationship goals the same as before or have they changed?

Conclusion

I hope these questions got you thinking in the right direction. If you have any questions leave a comment below. If you need any help, send me a message.

Having been in a long-distance relationship myself, I wondered if it has to be all sadness and suffering, or is it possible to enjoy a long-distance relationship and if so, how.

I would like to leave you with some other questions for you to ponder on with your partner:

  • How awesome it is to be with someone and have all the time and space for yourself?
  • What makes the long-distance relationship different?
  • What is a long-distance relationship?
  • You are asking yourself if this relationship has a future because of the distance?
  • What is important in a long-distance relationship?
  • What are your reasons to be in a long-distance relationship?
  • Does distance matter in a relationship?
  • Is distance a problem for you?
  • long-distance relationship – What does it really mean?
  • Are you making the most out of the long-distance in your relationship?
  • Why are you in this long-distance relationship?
  • Are you enjoying your long-distance relationship?
  • Is the long distance a problem or is it your relationship?
  • Why are you in a long-distance relationship?
  • What do you want from your long-distance relationship?
  • Are you on track to getting what you want from your long-distance relationship?
  • How long have you been in this long-distance relationship?
  • When are you planning to close the distance and move in together?
  • Is your long-distance relationship healthy?
  • What do you want from this long-distance relationship?
  • What do you personally want for yourself from this long-distance relationship?
  • What brings you joy in this long-distance relationship?
  • Does your long-distance relationship bring love, joy, and excitement into your life?
  • What frustrates you the most in this long-distance relationship?
  • How to go from a long-distance relationship to living together?
  • How do you transition into a long-distance relationship?
  • How long should you date long-distance before moving in together?
  • Who should move in a long-distance relationship?
  • When should you give up on a long-distance relationship?
  • When is it time to move on from a long-distance relationship?
  • How long should you date long-distance before moving in together?
  • Do you have a successful relationship long-distance before moving-in together?
  • What does taking a break mean in a long-distance relationship?
  • Is long-distance a problem?

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