Appreciating Long Distance in College

When I first went to college, it was the hardest thing for me to deal with long distance with my boyfriend because I was used to spending almost every day with him, so not seeing him every day really took a toll on me. I was going home almost every weekend, and the weekends that I wouldn’t see him were the hardest ever. We are almost 3 years into our relationship, and so much has changed.  couple Photo by Becca Tapert on Unsplash After 3 years, we have become so appreciative of the long-distance and has made us a million times stronger because when we don’t see each other for 2 or 3 weeks, we appreciate the time that we have together so much more. I am not saying that I never appreciated that time back during my freshman year when I traveled home to see him every weekend because I did! It is just that now when you do not see the one you love as often, you just want to soak in every second of that time you have together. 

It is important as a college student to have the distance and see how well your relationship can hold up with it because trust me, long-distance relationships in college are no walk in the park. They get hard. They get difficult, but if you truly love one another you will get through it no problem. I sometimes get asked, “how do you do it?” from people who are either just getting into a long-distance relationship, struggling with the distance, or people who are simply just curious. My answer is you get by with good communication, lots of FaceTime, and being very understanding of the other person’s life. We are all busy in college, so it is important to understand that there will be days when your significant other is too busy to text, call, or FaceTime you, and that is okay. It is important to understand that without getting mad and frustrated. long distance relationship UnSplash Distance is the biggest test that any relationship will ever experience. But, it is important to understand that no matter how far you are from one another or how long it's been since you last saw each other, your love will never fade, it will only get stronger. As they say, “distance makes the heart grow fonder.”