Hello everyone and welcome to the second post of this week. A good reminder that time flies so fast. You better get things done now before tomorrow. Today I’m back with another relationship post. However, it’s going to be different this time. Because I’m talking about long-distance relationships and mentioning the 3 harsh facts long-distance relationships. This is something I have a lot of knowledge about because I’m going through it at the moment.
I want to share more than just facts. So, keep reading for these harsh facts and more tips to help you maintain a successful relationship.
Also, some information about the LDR which we will know what does mean. If you are not familiar with the term, I’m going to talk a little bit about it as well. If you find this helpful, please share it with others because it means a lot to me.
3 harsh facts long-distance relationships and more important tips
Allow me to start with some important things we need to know about long-distance relationships. It’s been increasing in being in long-distance relationships nowadays.
And it’s not really that difficult once you guys found your way to live and work together to be together. I see more and more people popping up on Instagram about being in a long-distance relationship.
Although we will talk about harsh facts and there is no way to say but to be clear with it. It’s also worth it if you really love each other.
These facts are not to scare you but to make you aware of it. You can find a way to make it easier on both of you and make it worth it. Sometimes the far person can mean more than the close one.
Q: Can you maintain a happy long-distance relationship?
A: It all depends on how much you love each other. And how far are you willing to go together? Overall, it is possible and you can enjoy it while it’s still there.
But don’t make it a forever thing because relationships require things need to be together physically. So, make sure to work on meanwhile maintaining it because it might not last for so long.
I will share some tips later in this post. That can help you to maintain it. And even have a good LDR because it’s possible to fall in love and be far from each other.
Sometimes people prefer to be with overseas friends and not with someone living near them. That for sure has its reasons. Please keep reading to know about these important tips!
Q: What does LDR stand for?
A: In relationships, I think some of you might know it. But it stands for Long Distance Relationship. And I’m sure at least of your friends is in a long-distance relationship. Which is something normal nowadays. People sometimes wait for years until they can be with each other.
When two love each other and they are far in distance. It doesn’t matter how long as long as they can’t see other each every day physically.
Then, it counts as an LDR. It could be far towns and also far countries. Maybe two different continents and still love each other like nothing else.
Since we are going to talk about the 3 harsh facts long-distance relationships. I’m sure some of you would agree about these. And still want to fight for the relationship.
I respect that because it doesn’t matter how far you guys are. As long as your lvoe is real, you will find a way to be with each other.
Things to consider to have a good LDR
- There are many ways to make it fun while it last
- Express your love in a variety of ways
- Bond together as a team to work on it
- Work on improving and adding creativity to it
- Avoid making it more difficult for both of you as it already is difficult
Well, there are some things that can help you. Depending on what type of relationship you have. Sometimes you need more than another LDR need.
Therefore, make sure that you know what the relationship needs and do it. I just mentioned some of the important things that you need to consider.
Some of the list above is very important for a relationship. For example, avoid making it difficult for both of you.
Because long distance relationships are already difficult. Make sure to avoid arguing a lot. Making each other feel awful for disagreeing on something.
There are many ways you could make it difficult. Such as ignoring your partner or not being there when they needed you.
These could add more stress and make your partner feel like it’s impossible to continue. You need to avoid these things and make sure to make it as easy as possible to enjoy the LDR.
Here are some great quotes and reminders for you. If you are in a long distance relationship. These will help you to stay strong and hang in there.
Distance means so little, when someone means so much.
By Tom McNeal
Love is everything it’s cracked up to be. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for.
By Erica Jong
Love is not finding someone to live with. It’s finding someone you can’t live without.
By Rafael Orti
“You have to go wholeheartedly into anything in order to achieve anything worth having.
By Frank Lloyd Wright
Long distance relationships are hard, but they’re also incredible. Well, if you can love, trust, respect, and support each other from a distance. Then you’ll be unstoppable once you’re physically together and live happier.
Many more amazing quotes as a reminder to help us go through this. Hopefully, these quotes were helpful to you. I love reading and keep reading them from time to time. Because they can make us remember and get some strength to keep going when it’s a tough time.
The 3 harsh facts long-distance relationships
It’s time to mention the three harsh facts you need to know. And there might be more facts and things to know about LDR. There will be three of them. Things are very important for long distance relationships. People can be aware of them but still go through with being in love and far from each other.
Lack of physical touch
There is more than just one thing in this one. The feeling of wanting to hug someone but you need to wait until you meet them. This is a harsh thing about long distance relationships. I could go on more and more about this but will leave you to that one. Because I’m a lot of us know this very well.
Read more on the blog: How to fix arguments in a relationship and avoid conflicts
Relationships require physical touch and physical intimacy. Things that make the relationship fun but it doesn’t have to stop you from fighting for your love and wanting to be together. Maybe it’s harsh but your love should be stronger to keep going and meet to make it worth it.
The timezone difference
If you live in the country and have the same timezone. That’s wonderful and you don’t have to worry about this. But many places and cities have different time zones.
Even living in different on the same continent would struggle with the timezone. Whether it’s one hour ahead or more hours.
One of the harsh things you could deal with when your partner’s time is not the same as yours. Maybe you want to spend time with them before you sleep. But they are already sleeping or working when it’s your time to sleep.
Honestly, it’s a struggle for some people to spend time with each other. However, you need to figure something out.
Maybe find an ideal time to spend with each other. Try to free some minutes to spend with your partner even if it’s your sleep time. It’s worth being with your loved one and the person you love the most.
Being able to be by your partner’s side and help more
Another harsh fact about being in a long distance relationship is helping your partner. You can help if it’s emotional but if it’s physical that would not be possible unless you meet each other.
Feeling not being able to be there and help your partner feel awful. Especially, if something important to your partner.
It’s so easy to be by your partner’s side when having different timezone. Because your partner might need you when you sleeping. That is not a good thing to have in a relationship.
However, it’s something that can be dealt with in a different way. Maybe both of you can work something out.
Always stay available and keep your internet on. When your partner wakes you up, don’t be upset and check what they need. Check on your partner every day and a lot of times as well. You never know when they will need help. So, this is could solve the issue.
Important tips for long-distance relationships
I might’ve mentioned some good tips and solutions throughout this post. Hopefully, you noticed it as you keep reading, But now I want to mention some more things to pay attention to and do them. Because they help to maintain a healthy relationship for both of you.
Talk things over
When you want to be with someone over a long distance. I highly recommend that you talk things over. Plan how you go about your day. How to express love, and everything important. Sometimes you feel something, never hesitate to talk it over with your partner.
Each other plans for the day. Things that you want to do such as dates or fun times with each other over the video call. Many things you can talk over with each other. And it helps a lot to maintain a good and healthy relationship. Doing this means you guys are a good team.
Make it forbidden to hide anything or lie and pinky promise each other
It’s easy to hide things being in a long-distance relationship. But you need to make it forbidden in the relationship to hide something. Because no matter how long you will hide it. Things will eventually be revealed and it won’t be good for both of you or the relationship.
Lying always will destroy the relationship. Maybe your partner doesn’t know but once you start lying. The relationship is dying slowly but surely.
A pinky promise means a lot and breaking it will feel very awful. Something my partner and I do for most of things and it’s good to keep ourselves grounded.
Find solutions and not argue and find problems
We don’t look at the distance and think it’s impossible. Although it’s difficult we make the most of it. Working together to find solutions for problems. Spending time to learn about each other through video chat and being virtually together. Help us to prepare for the future.
Being far from each other doesn’t mean waiting until we meet. Maybe we are far but soon we will meet. It’s just temporary, so we work together to find a solution.
Practice a lot of things such as dealing with arguments. Ways to avoid problems and solve them as well. This will prepare for you a good and healthy relationship when meeting each other.
It’s all happy life living together, you will need to do some work to make it happy. So, working together while being in a long distance. Learning about boundaries and rules for the relationship.
Ways to deal with things in life is a great thing because it will be in real life if we live together. This will keep you busy from thinking about the distance and prepare for the future to enjoy life together.
The Reality of Distance: Coping with Separation Anxiety
Long-distance relationships can be filled with excitement and anticipation, but they also come with their fair share of challenges.
One of the hardest aspects to deal with is separation anxiety. Being physically apart from your partner for long periods of time can lead to feelings of loneliness, sadness, and even depression.
Coping with separation anxiety is essential for maintaining a healthy long-distance relationship.
One of the first things to recognize is that it’s completely normal to feel anxious and sad when you’re away from your loved one.
The distance can create a void that is hard to fill, and it’s important to acknowledge and validate your emotions. Ignoring or suppressing these feelings will only make things worse in the long run.
To cope with separation anxiety, it’s important to find healthy ways to distract yourself and keep busy. Focus on activities that you enjoy and that bring you happiness.
This could be pursuing a new hobby, spending time with friends and family, or dedicating yourself to your work or studies.
By staying engaged in activities that bring you fulfillment, you’ll be able to minimize the negative effects of separation anxiety.
Another effective way to cope with separation anxiety is to maintain a strong support system. Surround yourself with friends and family who understand and support your relationship.
Having a support network can provide a much-needed sense of connection and comfort when you’re feeling down.
Reach out to them when you need someone to talk to or lean on.
Additionally, it’s important to communicate openly and honestly with your partner about your feelings of separation anxiety. They may be experiencing similar emotions and discussing it together can help you both find ways to support each other.
Find ways to stay connected despite the distance, such as setting up regular video calls or sending each other thoughtful messages and care packages.
Knowing that you’re actively working on maintaining the relationship can alleviate some of the anxiety.
Communication Breakdown: Challenges of Staying Connected
Long-distance relationships require an immense amount of effort and commitment, and one of the biggest challenges couples face is the communication breakdown that can occur.
When you’re physically apart from your partner, it can be difficult to stay connected and maintain the level of communication that is necessary for a healthy relationship.
One of the main challenges of staying connected in a long-distance relationship is the difference in time zones. If you and your partner are in different time zones, finding a time that works for both of you to talk can be a logistical nightmare.
You may find yourselves constantly calculating the time difference and trying to squeeze in conversations during overlapping hours.
This can be mentally and emotionally draining, especially if it means sacrificing sleep or other important commitments.
Another challenge is the reliance on technology for communication. While technology has made it easier than ever to stay in touch, it also has its limitations.
Video calls can be glitchy or laggy, and the lack of physical presence can make it difficult to fully convey emotions and nonverbal cues.
It’s important to be patient and understanding when these technical difficulties arise, but it can still be frustrating and disheartening when you’re unable to have a smooth conversation with your partner.
Additionally, the lack of physical touch and intimacy in a long-distance relationship can create feelings of frustration and loneliness.
While technology allows for virtual intimacy, it’s not the same as being able to hold hands, hug, or cuddle with your partner.
This can lead to a breakdown in communication as you may feel like you’re missing out on important aspects of a relationship.
To overcome these challenges, it’s important to establish clear communication expectations and strategies with your partner.
Discuss what methods of communication work best for both of you, whether it’s daily phone calls, video chats, or even sending handwritten letters.
Find creative ways to stay connected, such as watching movies together while video chatting or playing online games.
It’s also crucial to schedule regular visits to see each other in person, as physical presence can strengthen the bond and improve communication.
In a long-distance relationship, communication breakdowns are bound to happen. It’s important to approach these challenges with patience, understanding, and a willingness to adapt.
By finding effective ways to stay connected and prioritize communication, you can overcome the hurdles that distance presents and build a stronger relationship.
Building Trust and Fostering Independence: The Keys to Success
Long-distance relationships require a strong foundation of trust and the ability to foster independence in both partners.
Building trust is essential for maintaining a healthy and successful long-distance relationship, as it allows both partners to feel secure and confident in the relationship despite the physical distance between them.
Trust is built through open and honest communication. It’s important to establish clear expectations and boundaries with your partner from the start. Discuss your fears, concerns, and insecurities, and listen to your partner’s as well.
By addressing any potential issues or doubts early on, you can work together to build a solid foundation of trust.
In addition to communication, trust is also built through consistency and reliability. Follow through on your promises and commitments, even if it’s something as simple as calling at a certain time or sending a goodnight text.
Consistency shows your partner that they can rely on you, and it helps to strengthen the trust between you.
Another important aspect of building trust is maintaining transparency. Share your thoughts, feelings, and experiences with your partner, even if they may seem insignificant.
By being open and vulnerable, you show your partner that you trust them with your innermost thoughts and emotions, and it encourages them to do the same.
Fostering independence is equally important in a long-distance relationship. It’s crucial to maintain a sense of self and pursue individual goals and interests.
This independence not only strengthens your own personal growth, but it also allows you to bring new experiences and perspectives into the relationship. It prevents the relationship from becoming stagnant and overly dependent on one another.
Encourage your partner to pursue their passions and support them in their endeavors. Celebrate their achievements and show genuine interest in their hobbies and interests.
By fostering independence, you not only show your partner that you trust and support them, but you also maintain a healthy balance in the relationship.
Ultimately, building trust and fostering independence are the keys to a successful long-distance relationship.
By communicating openly, being consistent and reliable, maintaining transparency, and encouraging independence.
You can overcome the challenges of distance and create a strong and fulfilling connection with your partner.
Trust and independence lay the groundwork for a lasting and thriving relationship, even when miles apart.
Q: What is the best thing to make long distance relationship works?
A: Great question. Well, working together toward a future and having both goals. Something my partner and I do and it helps us to keep going.
This means it’s temporary and we will meet soon. So we work both on it to make it easy for both of us. One of the best things helping us.
Q: Can you do something about these 3 harsh facts long-distance relationships?
A: Everything has a solution. So, it might be an issue or a harsh fact. But with working and planning with each other. You will make things easier on you both.
The tips I mentioned above can help you as well. Just make sure to find a solution for these and it will be good.
Q: Is it worth it to fight for a long-distance relationship and love?
A: It depends on what you do and how you both. Also, how much you love each other. These can play a big role in making it worth it.
Usually, people find it worth the wait and the struggle. If yours feel like it’s not worth it. Maybe it has a reason for that and you need to fix it.
Conclusion of 3 harsh facts long-distance relationships and more Important Tips
Thank you so much for reading and I hope you found this post helpful. Mentioned harsh facts and tips to help you maintain a good relationship. Important things you need to consider and pay attention to when building your relationship with your partner in a long distance.
What do you think of these tips and information? Are you in an LDR? Share with us your thoughts about this post and your experience. It might help people who read the comments.
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