Long Distance Relationships

Long distance relationships can be really hard but they don’t have to be! I’ve been with my boyfriend since senior year of high school. It’s really tough when you start dating someone knowing that you will only have a few months together before you leave for college. I remember being so scared of what was going to happen but now, 2 years later I think I’ve learned how to make long distance relationships work.

The most important step towards making it work is communication. Talking to each other and communicating how you feel will keep both your minds at ease. I’m not saying you should be the couple that is texting every second of everyday, but definitely make time each day to talk and catch up on how your day is going. Along with that, trust is a huge component in a long distance relationship. You have to have trust that your significant other is doing what they say they’re doing and being loyal to you. You also have to give them reason to trust you. Nothing is worse than being apart from someone and not trusting that you both are being faithful to each other.

I know first-hand that things can get difficult but overall it’s important to make time for each other and always keep in mind what makes your relationship so special. Also, trying to plan visits could help you two have something to look forward to! Lastly, don’t let your relationship hold you back. You shouldn’t feel like you are not allowed to participate in certain things just because of your relationship. If you find yourself missing your significant other, try to keep yourself busy by doing things that make you happy. Spend time with friends and try not to isolate yourself. It definitely gets hard at times, but in the end it’s so worth it. I wouldn’t trade my long distance relationship for anything.