Do Long Distance Relationships Work?

July 31st, 2012 by admin in Communication, Relationship, Video
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long distance relationshipDo long distance relationships work?

Ask 10 people and you will get 10 different responses.

One thing most people can agree on is that long distance relationships are hard.  All relationships take work. All relationships can be hard at times.

Here are some of the potential difficulties in a long distance relationship.

  • Feeling lonely
  • If you have a “bad” conversation it can feel like you have a “bad” relationship
  • Missing out on romance
  • Lack of physical intimacy
  • Potential for more jealousy (especially if you haven’t met your partner’s friends or have a hard time getting a hold of him/her)
  • Not feeling like a priority

And here are some of the perks of a long distance relationship

  • Dates can feel like mini vacations
  • Lots of passion when you do reconnect
  • Some long distance couples communicate often and get used to sharing information intimately
  • If your partner is romantic you may get letters or gifts in the mail
  • Technology makes it easier than ever to connect over the miles

Do long distance relationships work? This is not a question I can answer with a yes or no – it depends.  Here is a segment we did on KOIN Studio 6 about this very topic.

Even if your long distance relationship lasts, it could be a difficult transition when you finally live in the same place. But hey, all of the obstacles we face inform who we become.  If you and your partner can overcome distance than you may find you can overcome most other obstacles too!

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