Do you find yourself falling for someone overseas when you’re either on vacation or you just happened to meet them online? Or have you moved away, and couldn’t get your significant other to move with you in that moment? Long distance relationships can be tricky to manage, especially with the time zones and the lack of available time. Let’s be honest here, no one said it was going to be easy nor would it come without its hardships; but if you’re considering a long-distance relationship, we’ve compiled a list pros and cons. Hopefully, this will help you determine whether this type of relationship is for you or not.
What are some of the advantages of long distance, you ask?
Here are the pro’s when it comes to long distance relationships:
Everyone needs some time and space
Due to the distance shared between the two of you, it’s nice sometimes to have that alone time you need every now and then, as well as the space to breath. Time apart can guarantee that you’ll not get sick of each other.
Always practicing your communication skills
Always talking through technology, or through apps like WhatsApp and Skype, you and your partner start to develop excellent communication skills. By not being able to converse in person, the two of you are forced to find a way to communicate through phone, video chat, or text which can sometimes be hard to do so. Strong communication skills are key when it comes to a relationship.
You’re in it for the long run
Being in a long distance relationship takes a lot of commitment. It’s not something that’s easy to maintain, and it’s just as real and serious as a regular relationship you’d have with someone you see physically. Furthermore, you’re dedicating the time and effort into this relationship because you believe that you will be united sooner or later. It’s also nice knowing that you’re wanted by someone, and not just physically but you in general.
And what would a list of pro’s be without its con’s? Here’s the list of hardships, ladies. Read this, because this can really make or break it for you, on whether you want to be in a long distance relationship.
Technology isn’t always on your side, you’ll have to deal with it.
Long distance relationships run off of technology, this is your primary source of communication when it comes to talking between one another. Technology is what allows this relationship to stay afloat, without that it would be extremely hard to keep up with your partners’ whereabouts. There are times where technology doesn’t exactly cooperate with you. It can disrupt your conversations and ultimately lead to wasting your free time that you could actually be using to talk to your partner.
Jealousy, Misunderstandings, and Loneliness
With long distance relationships come to an array of emotions, and all them being roller coasters. One day you can feel as though you’re on top of the moon, you feel in love and happy and in another instant, you feel depressed, sad and simply bummed out. Bad thoughts are something that can creep up on you because you don’t know what’s going on where your significant other lives, you don’t know his lifestyle entirely. Which can often lead to misunderstandings and arguments. Long distance relationships have their ups and downs, just like any other normal relationship.