If you’re one of the thousands who are in long distance relationships, you probably want to see your SO like bad. I understand! Long distant relationships will put your values and character to the test. Being alone when you’re in a relationship isn’t the easiest thing to do. But you know what is good here?
Time apart allows love to breathe and grow. It may seem like a philosophical thought or some phrase that only looks good in a literature book, but distance builds love.
However, the distance can also bring love to its knees and seize it badly. But it all boils down to two individuals in long distance relationships and how strong they are. With long distance, they can take the plunge into a fire, and they can also shimmer down some light to their relationship.
All depends on what they do and what they get in the end. And no relationship works like magic. It’s all efforts. However, in the end, you get nothing but magic. Among the magic, we will explore 5 pros of long distance relationships that elevate yourself and your significant other.
Long Distance Relationships Needs Planning
You become better at planning. Hands down, no questions asked. If you are in it to make it work, you will plan better so you can communicate better. Long distance relationships will not survive without communication.
You notice love has grown its roots deeper and you start appreciating the efforts you, as an individual, has put in the relationship. Maturity starts to kick in when you observe and realize this is evolving your love life into a better position.
Independence in relationships is a tricky job. Sometimes you let yourself be defined by your beloved. This might feel romantic, but in its fullest sense, can be your downfall if you overdo it. That’s precisely why distance is seen as a problem most of the time, but I would say otherwise.
If you are in a long distance relationship, you don’t have anyone to fall back on. It’s always on you to take care of things. Although you need to be independent still, there’s someone who needs to lean on you and you should have a shoulder as well. It works both ways.
Communication is Critical in Long Distance Relationships
Communication works best when the person you love is on the receiving end. When you have a good mate, don’t take advantage of them. It happens too often in long distant relationships.
Often, it’s couples who meet almost daily don’t communicate as effectively as those couples who talk to each other after a time gap. It is just because, as you are with your partner daily, it becomes redundant for you always to make it special.
Subconsciously, you tell yourself, and even your partner, that it’s okay not to communicate still because you can make it up anytime. Ha! It’s only a lazy excuse. When you and your beloved are far away from each other, you start appreciating even the smallest communication.
Have a Social Life
Couples who cannot leave each other’s side, often isolate their friends and social circle just to be available to their lover all the time. Now, this is wrong, wrong, wrong!
While you should move mountains for your partner, you should have your own social life, too. In long distance relationships, you will choose your social circle and in the time gap, find some ‘Me time’ so you don’t go crazy and your relationship remains strong.
More Than a Physical Relationship
Long distance relationships are a real test. Many relationships, masked by love, are in fact, the epitome of lust. Their only drive behind availing their partner is limited to physical satisfaction or attraction.
When you are bound by physical desire, you define your relationship in that prism. When you have miles of ocean between you and your love, you get to test your waters.
Long distance relationships can be cruel for many couples. We empathize with them. But always remember, love grows when there is space to breathe.
This was a guest post written by Mudabbira Khan… Thank you!