Will the long-distance relationship work?

First of all, feel comforted to know that long-distance relationships can be absolutely successful. Many couples even point to a long distance season as the cornerstone of a stronger relationship. Distance tends to make them less personal to us, but by maintaining frequent and open lines of communication and by building trust and positive emotions, it is possible that an LDR will work, even in the long run. Long distance couples don't have to rely on 3 p.m.

postal delivery, waiting for news that, at best, is four days old. It is not wise to be too “clingy and possessive”. You two don't really have to communicate 12 hours a day to keep the relationship going. Many couples think they need to make up for the distance by doing more.

And it may only make things worse. You'd soon get tired of “loving”. A long-distance relationship should last as long as it works for both partners. Each person has their preferences about how much physical closeness they need to feel connected to their partner.

A long-distance relationship can only work when both partners agree. Long-distance relationships can only work if both partners put their money where their genitals are. But what I mean is that they have to commit logistically and reorganize life so that they have any chance of functioning. Paradoxically, you end up with this strange dynamic in which the long-distance relationship forces you to make much more meaningful commitments to a person you've had much less exposure to than in a normal relationship.

It's like buying a car when you've only seen a picture of it. Research has even shown that long-distance couples tend to have the same or more satisfaction in their relationships than couples who are geographically close, and higher levels of dedication to their relationships and fewer feelings of being trapped. Alex Bettencourt and Frantz Salomon have been together for three years, married for one and long distance the entire time. Many couples try to make their long-distance relationship last as long as they can, despite all their struggle and suffering.

One of the first signs that your relationship starts to last too long is when you are suppressing your feelings instead of sharing them. Couples in long-distance relationships go from having fun to making it work to survive the distance and, in some cases, break up. Again, people have a hard time doing this in regular relationships and believe it or not, distance doesn't make things easier. While it can make your relationship last a long time, you should ask yourself if it is in the best interest of you, your partner and your relationship.

You can keep your relationship at a distance for a long time, but at some point, it becomes unhealthy and leads to problems. If you and your partner are having difficulty transitioning to an LDR, or are concerned about whether or not your relationship will translate into a successful long-distance relationship, consider turning to relationship experts. In other words, LDRs worked the same way as same-city relations, as long as the two people met in person at least a few times a year. While every relationship has unique challenges, there are some general issues that present themselves in long-distance relationships.

When you're in a long-distance relationship, your goal and focus should be to make it work as long as you're happy to be in that relationship. It's better to have a healthy and happy relationship for a short time rather than being stuck in a toxic relationship for a long time.

Constance Thuringer
Constance Thuringer

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