Wednesday, July 19, 2017

3 things to remember in a long distance relationship

I don't talk about my personal life a lot on here, but today I'm going to make an exception to talk about my boyfriend. He works for another part of the same resort I work for, but he's based in an office about 45 minutes away from me. Far enough that we don't see each other everyday, but still close enough for a couple date nights a week. While it's not an ideal arrangement I've learned to really make the best of the distance. In five years I think I'll really appreciate the fact that I had a successful long distance relationship because I think it's so important to still grow and develop as individuals. Here are my three things to remember in a long distance relationship.


1. Really enjoy the time you spend together - One thing that's great about not being able to see each other daily is that we still plan fun dates. Last weekend we went to the farmers market in town and spent the afternoon wandering around looking at the different booths. Even when we're doing normal things like cooking a meal or just running errands it's more special because it's something we don't get to do every day.

2. Understand each other have a life outside of your relationship - When you don't see each other everyday it's normal to want to stay looped into what they're doing, but it's important to remember to give each other space. We each have our own jobs and friends in our towns and sometimes these things take time away from our being together. Having these outside lives is healthy.

3. Trust each other - Trust is essential in every relationship, but even more so in a long distance relationship. Lack of trust causes suspicion and resentment which is never good in any type of relationship. If you don't have trust it's just going to lead to a whole laundry list of other problems down the road.


Have you ever been in a long distance relationship? How'd you make it work?

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