No one chooses a long distance relationship by choice. Most couples are forced into an LDR because they physically can’t be together for one of many reasons, the two most common being work related and family.
Such as army personnel who are deployed for long periods of time, or having sick and elderly parents who need looking after.
Choosing to not physically see each other for a long period of time can and will put even the strongest relationship to the test.
I’ve been in two serious long distance relationships so I speak from experience when I say I don’t regret them, and if given the chance I’d do them again. They taught me a lot about my wants, my needs and myself. Ask me if I’d pursue or consciously enter a long distance relationship again and I’ll 100% say NO.
Have you ever heard anyone say, “Ohh, yeah I have the perfect relationship, my partner lives halfway around the world and I don’t know when I’ll see them next!”
The truth is no one wants to only see their partner 3 or 4 times a year. No one wants to meet and fall in love with someone online who lives on the other side of the world and no one wants to constantly put themselves through an emotional roller coaster. But when you are in love you are willing to try anything.
Here are 6 reasons long distance relationships do not work and why you should think twice before committing yourself to such a roller coaster ride:
1. Unnatural communication
- You grow apart and eventually get used to not being with each other.
- No quality time together.
- You don’t feel like you are a part of each other’s lives.
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