“Distance means so little when someone matters so much“
That quote should resonate within one’s mind and heart that is currently involved in a long-distance relationship. Even if you are thinking about joining one, that bid will save you a lot of time, which would have been ruined by doubts and uncertainties.
This quote needs to change the common mindset that “long distance relationships don’t work” or even “long distance relationships are doomed from the start.”
With that type of misconception, it is no wonder why so many people seem to avoid this particular type of relationship together. The problem is that the high number of unsuccessful long-distance relationships succeeds in assuming an increasing number of long-distance bonds.
The key to ensuring that your long-distance relationship is successful: hard work.
It takes hard work and constant effort to keep the flame of a long distance relationship blazing.
Yes, whenever possible, it is mandatory to travel regularly to see each other, so that the other person does not feel smug. However, this does not mean that you are far-fetched when it comes to working on your relationship between face-to-face interactions.
Each one is required
Your significant other is searching for what you are – assurance. Trust that you still feel strongly about them. Assure that you are the way they are now to build a relationship. The assurance that you are going to do everything you can to make it work – no matter what it claims is impossible.
Therefore, you need to spend time, effort and hard work to provide that assurance at all levels. Why? Three reasons.
1) Law of reciprocity: If you do this, chances are that he / she will provide you with the same level of assurance as your efforts.
2) Value, value, value: Who doesn’t want to feel valued and appreciated? Putting in the time and effort to make your relationship work – despite the physical distance that separates you two – will add value to your bond and make your significant other experience important at the same time. At the end of the day, isn’t that what you want?
3) True love is cast over time: A long-distance relationship shares a great similarity with a short-distance relationship: true love requires time to develop. An unknown person once said that “true love does not mean inseparable; it means separation and changing nothing.” This essentially goes back to assurance – ensuring that you and your significant other stay on the same page.
There is nothing wrong in having a long distance relationship. Although a high number of these bonds crash and burn, there are still some who are still flying high in the clouds of love. The difference between an accident and a flight is the hard work you put into keeping your relationship off the ground.