Career, school and family can all be factors as to why you must face the challenges of a long distant relationship. However, it is up to the couple and each individual to decide whether it will or will not work. If the commitment is not there, then a long distance relationship is destined to crumble.
No one said they are going to be easy, but ensure that the expectations of each other are clear from the beginning. Trust is one of the biggest factors whether a long distant relationship works or not. Without this, an individual can have feelings of suspicion of infidelity increasing feelings of distrust. Having these thoughts will make you think that your partner is unfaithful even when they are not. If you can trust each other it definitely makes it much easier for a long distant relation to work.
Even though there can be negatives of a long distant relationship, there are many positives. Not being around your partner everyday can help you balance your love life and social life. This will mean that you do not have to sacrifice time with your friends to put your partner first.
It can be a great advantage living away from your partner as the possibility of getting sick of them can be close to impossible. It is less likely that you will have meaningless fights and the feeling of being suffocated by your partner will not be an issue. Being away from you partner will allow you to have those butterflies when you see them calling you and every moment you have together will be bliss.
It may be difficult living apart but if you keep the communication alive, your relationship will stay alive. Messages and phone calls are always a must but also use Skype as another mode of communication. This allows you to see each other and feel like you are not so far away. If you are both have a smart phone, why not download a two player game like ‘Words With Friends, this will allow you to keep the spark alive and keep each other in mind even without speaking.
Plan visits other than holiday time will help you both survive the distance. It’s easy to organise visits during the holiday season, but they can be far apart and make the wait endless. Weekend trips will make your relationship stronger and will be a good excuse just to get away from your every day life.
There are going to many things that can hinder the relationship but a strong one will stand the test of time. Always remember that distance makes the heart grow fonder - if you can make it through this, then you can make it through anything.