Guide

All guides

Long Distance Relationships

The internet has made long distance relationships a lot easier. Finding the perfect match miles away is not as impossible as you might imagine, of course choosing to be in a relationship of that kind is a not a decision to take lightly. Let's see how to manage a long distance relationship and how to make the most of it.

What you should know about long distance relationships

  • Long distance relationships are not limited to those who met through the internet, but to any relationship between two who live far away from each other. Long distance relations might happen at different stages for example before the marriage as well as after.

  • Love is not limited by distance, there are many love stories of people from different backgrounds in terms of countries or even continents. Many very successful marriages are built between partners who are originally from places far apart.

  • Long distance relationships has helped bring many people together, criteria of beauty and success vary from one culture to another. A person who might be considered ugly in one culture may be the most attractive in another one.

  • Contrary to the saying "Far from the eyes far from the heart", studies found that long distance relationships have stronger connections and foundation than more traditional ones.

How to have a successful long distance relationship

  • Focus on the main objective, which is to be together and to live under one roof, do not forget that the long distance situation after all is just a transition.

  • Instead of spending time worrying and doubting the future, you should enjoy the positive side of this type of relationship and spend more time with family and friends or work more without the daily responsibilities of a classical marriage situation.

  • It is important to talk to each other every day, for a stable and well maintained communication. It is necessary to engage in daily interactions with your beloved, whether by telephone or through a video chat or exchange text messages or e-mails.

  • Put an extra effort to engage your beloved in various aspects of everyday life such as watching the same film at the same time, cooking the same recipe, shopping from the same brand, starting classes or competitions on the internet together or reading the same book...

  • A long distance relationship requires a lot of trust between the parties involved. The fact of being far away from each other combined with doubt may destroy the relationship. It is highly necessary to be honest with each other and not hide your feelings or the truth no matter what.

  • Keep in mind the main purpose of the relationship and make a plan to achieve it, it's nothing but a phase and a test of the couple’s strength.