Surviving a Long Distance Relationship

Laurie Childree By Laurie Childree, 27th Oct 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/1bqjijfj/
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I am currently learning to cope with being in a long distance relationship. What have learned is worth remembering.

Patience

While it is not my best virtue I am slowly learning patience as the distance between us keeps us from seeing each other often.

Obstacles
*He works nights, every weekend.
*We live an hour apart.
*I do not own a vehicle, or drive in strange areas without panic.
*We both have financial responsibilities that make financing trips sometimes difficult.

Taking What We Can Get
I enjoy the brief texts we exchange early in the morning, late at night or at random times during the day. They are important to me because I don't get to talk to him often since we have different sleeping schedules. I enjoy the brief calls just to say he misses me or to see how I am doing.

Trust

You have to have trust in your partner when you do not see them often. Just because someone is out of your sight it does not mean they are doing things that they should not be doing. Even when you argue you have to trust that they are not doing something out of anger just to hurt you.

Communicate
Things aren't always pretty, making communication vital. When you have a long distance relationship it is important to talk things out. The arguments can hurt more when they are not in front of you because you can't see the other person, and some things are taken the wrong way when you cannot see the person saying them.

Misunderstandings are easy to have when you read things into a text message. It is important that you try to ask questions instead of just blowing up at them which can escalate a fight.

Conclusion

There are times when you can feel as if you are being ignored when text or calls go unanswered. It is during these times that you have to sit back and remember that they have a life that has nothing to do with you.

They could be sick, asleep or working. While it can be irritating not to know for sure rest assured they will tell you eventually. No relationship is perfect, and when there are other things coming into play it can be even more difficult.

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Dating, Relationship Advice, Relationship Issues, Relationship Tips, Relationships Dating

Meet the author

author avatar Laurie Childree
I'm the single mother of an autistic child a published author. I have a wide range of topics that interest me including personal finance, writing, self employment and creative writing.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
29th Oct 2015 (#)

Interesting post!

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