long distance relationships
LDRs can be a struggle, but couples say there are actually some perks to this type of arrangement.
“All we want to do is be with our significant others. I’ll take a test … I’ll quarantine for 14 days, I’ll continue wearing a mask, I'll do whatever I need to do.”
“Oh, my gosh, a best friend moving away can be more painful than a breakup with a boyfriend,” therapist Caroline Madden said.
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.
Unlike our grandparents and even parents, we no longer have to settle for finding love in our buildings or on our blocks or even in our own cities.
Little ways for couples to feel connected when they're many miles apart. 💕
Skype and FaceTime are your friends.
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."