Long Distance Relationships

HeartHave you ever tried having a long distance relationship? Often when the words “long distance”are added to “relationship”, your thoughts probably turn to people dating someone in another city, state, or even in another country. However, that‘s not always the case. Being in a long distance relationship can simply mean that the person you’re involved with lives far enough away that the distance prevents you from seeing them as often as you’d like. Knowing that it takes much more effort to maintain a long distance relationship can make people hesitant to get involved, particularly if there are issues of mistrust. I believe that a long distance relationship can only work if there is both trust and good communication between both partners.

Trusting your partner decreases the chance of making assumptions about what he/she is doing, and most importantly it shows maturity. I personally wouldn’t be afraid to try a long distant relationship, but from the beginning I would set realistic expectations. At the end of the day, if you and the person you care about can trust, communicate, and love each other then there shouldn’t be any reason why the relationship can’t work.