How to tell if a long-distance relationship is going to work for you
- Long-distance relationships can be extremely difficult - you have to over-communicate, sacrifice time with friends and family, and miss out on holidays and birthdays.
- The author was in a long-distance relationship for five years before she relocated to be with her partner.
- Her advice? Consider these eight things be fore committing to a long-distance relationship.
Sometimes couples find themselves living in different cities, states, or countries. As someone who lives in New York City, I never planned on falling in love with a woman from the UK - but it happened.
We had two choices: End the relationship before we got too serious, or stick with it despite the fact that it would be years before we'd be in the same place. We chose the latter.
Thankfully, it worked out for us and now we're married. But navigating a long-distance relationship isn't for everyone - it takes a lot of trust, patience, understanding, and most of all, a strong desire to make things work even when it feels impossible.
Here are some things everyone should consider before deciding to commit to a long distance relationship.
1. Your social life will likely suffer a little bit — but too much is bad
2. Long-distance relationships are extremely expensive.
3. Sometimes you’ll wonder if you’re making a big mistake.
4. A lot of people in your life just won’t understand.
5. Compromise is key in all relationships, but long-distance ones require it in spades.
6. It’ll be harder to leave every single time you see each other.
7. Being apart for major milestones can be a serious downer.
8. You have to be prepared to cram a lot in to the little bit of time you’re together.
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