long distance relationships
Partners share their best advice for maintaining a strong relationship when you live far apart.
“The best part of her visit was probably just getting to enjoy everyday life together," said illustrator Simone Ferriero.
Little ways for couples to feel connected when they're many miles apart. 💕
Traveling has been the ultimate test to our relationship and with travel, we have become a better couple, more confident as individuals, and together, have marked our stamp all over the world (and will continue to do so)! One of the biggest reasons we are still together was because we traveled to make this relationship the way it is today.
Each couple needs to define their relationship on their own terms, regardless of what is "normal."
Owning sad feelings will make it easier to deal with them head on and not get caught up in feeling ashamed of them or resentful of your partner.
Looking back on my decision to leave, I wouldn't change a thing. It made us better partners, fostering trust and appreciation. To be honest, our relationship has flourished because of the time spent apart and continues to reflect that to this day, nearly a year since we reunited.
I always wondered how people did it. How they could date someone who lived so far away. I always thought there was something so magical about that kind of love but always knew it just wasn't for me. I'm way too much of a "want-to-see-you-as-often-as-I-can-if-possible" kind of gal. That was until some Irish accent won my heart over at a bar in Chicago.
The temptation to transfer will be real. Trust me. You want to see them every day -- especially if you come from an experience like I had. But in the end, it's better if the two of you learn how to be financially and socially independent in college.