You have to admit ... Surviving a long distance relationship, is by far, one of the hardest things to do. It takes a great deal of maturity and trust, to face the emotions and struggles.
The kaleidoscope of emotions is endless ... loneliness, paranoia, wondering, wishing, regret, happiness and the list goes on!!!!
these emotions are the result of being so far away from each other.
But once you've both decided to make this work, despite the distance,
step back and take the time to Congratulate Yourselves!
Surviving a long distance relationship would be a heck of a lot easier if there was an "App For That" or a "G.P.S." setting to help you find your way. No doubt about it, this road has many twists and turns!
PATIENCE is the one virtue that requires tender loving care! Patience in wanting more and waiting for that special time when you both will meet again.
During the in between times (away from one another) you will face a lot of your time ...
is all very natural, so know that you are not alone. Of course you
want to share your whole life with your lover, but at this exact time,
for whatever reason, you just can't.
Surviving a long distance relationship is becoming ever so popular, thanks to the "World Wide Web". Some of you may have never met in person yet, and is still anticipating that day!
Your emotions are ... anticipation, excitement, aching and yearning
just to meet each other face to face. To have your dreams and hopes,
finally turn into reality!
To hug, kiss, embrace, to smell and taste each other for the first time. Wow! And what about those butterflies?
the long distance relationships, where lovers stick together, the
romantic passion of each moment shared, can be absolutely amazing!
No doubt about it, surviving a long distance relationship is never easy!
The emotions are endless. But, keep in mind, if you both get through the roadblocks, then it is ALL worth it!
When that day finally arrives, that you are standing face to face with each other, the pain of being apart is just a distant memory.
1. Mutual Compatibility - Your love for each other has to be
genuine. Mutual compatibility goes much further than "I think he/she is
wonderful". You both have to experience the emotion of being in love
with each other, even when you can't be together.
2. Trust & Faith -
This is important in any relationship, but especially a long distance
one. In the times you are apart, it may cause you to worry, doubt, and
question your partner. But, once you can get over the hurdle of trust, a
long distance relationship can grow even stronger.
3. Make Time For Each Other - Make time every day (or as much as humanly possible), to send an e-mail, pick up the phone, or send a text. Share your day in detail (the good and the bad) with him/her. This helps each other feel like a part of each other's life.
4. Surprise Visits - Make time and the effort to visit
each other as much as possible. Other than planned weekends or
holidays, make a surprise visit, once in awhile when he/she least
5. Thoughtful Surprises - "Just Because", or "Thinking Of
You" gifts, cards or small gestures. Be spontaneous and romantic! Send
flowers, candy, a picture of the two of you, or something that will
remind him/her of you.
The list is endless!
On a personal note ... I know many friends that have successfully fallen in love from a distance. It only proves that if they can do it, why can't you?
Most long distance relationships, come
about, when we least expect them. If you are truly open to Life, and
all it has to offer, look out for the endless possibilities.
Cheers, to the many couples, working on and surviving a distance relationship!!!!