LDRs – a bad deal?
Long distance relationships get a bad rep of being more trouble than they are worth. That couldn’t possibly be further from the truth. The setup has a lot to offer you and your partner individually as well as a couple. You just have to be open to these benefits. If you are about to get into one or you have lost sight of what made your LDR special, here is a list of the best things about these relationships.
10 perks of long distance relationships
Improved communication skills
Long distance relationships function thanks to stable communication. It is the only way that it will work. It might seem like a lot of hard work at first, but it makes you a better communicator than people in short distance relationship. That is because you learn the importance of constant, consistent and open interaction. You’ll learn what to say and not say to your online date.
Conversation topics never run out
You live in different parts of the world. You lead completely separate lives. Of course, you will never run out of things to talk about. You do not have to worry about the monotony of constant proximity and too many shared experiences. So the distance here is a blessing in disguise.
You have your own space
One of the greatest challenges of normal relationships is always having someone in your space. It might be fun and sweet at first, but it gets old real quick. With long distance relationships, on the other hand, this is something you do not have to worry about. Being separated gives you a chance to enjoy your independence and allows you to miss your partner.
It is a chance for individual growth
LDRs also give you the time and freedom to focus on bettering yourself. You have a chance to finally take that online course you need to take your career to the next level. There is time to pursue new hobbies and interests without having to consider someone else’s schedule or opinions. Sounds great, doesn´t it?
You learn to enjoy your own company
You will be forced to learn how to be independent whether or not you like it. It’s like learning how to swim by being thrown head first into the deep end. You will struggle at first, and it will feel like you are drowning. However, you will eventually learn how to keep yourself entertained and busy which is the epitome of self-actualization. So whether it is reading books, TV binging or even DIY crafts, LDRs give you an opportunity to learn how to spend time with yourself.
A great excuse to travel
That is without a doubt one of the best things about long distance relationships. It doesn’t matter if they live in a town over or on the other end of the world. As you plan your meet-ups, you get a chance to explore new places and learn about local culture. In a nutshell, it is a great way to make yourself a citizen of the world.
You have a better idea of your relationship’s end goal
One of the most important topics to address with long-distance relationships is where it is all going. There is no point in going through all the trouble for something that neither of you sees a future in. The benefit of such conversations is that they give you a pretty decent idea of what is ahead for your relationship. And though it may not always go as planned, there is a lot to appreciate with the security and peace of mind offered.
You master the art of patience
LDRs are all about delayed gratification. You have to wait until the end of the day to see his or her face. You have to wait a few days for your surprise gift to be shipped in. You have to wait for the next scheduled one-on-one visit. All this waiting might be hard but it teaches you patience like no other relationship ever will.
It strengthens your bond as a couple
They say couples who have gone through long-distance relationships can handle pretty much anything. That is a fact. You have to work extra hard to keep your relationship alive and healthy, and this mutual struggle is bound to strengthen your bond.
It will be one heck of a love a story
Last but not least, you have a powerful love story to tell once your happily ever after starts. It will be full of challenges, trials, traveling and creative date ideas. So hang in there as your story continues to get written.
In conclusion, long distance relationships can be pretty awesome. You need to be honest, patient and willing to make the most of your situation. That is truly the only way to enjoy these and many other perks of LDRs. So are you ready to start an LDR with Amolatina?