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Relationship Matters

Why you should reconsider a long distance relationship

Written by: Akua Hinds

June 24, 2015

 

 

Two people parachuting in the air 

Contrary to what you may have been taught to believe, absence does not make the heart grow fonder.  Long distance relationships can work, but the success of a long distance relationship depends upon the couple involved and how much effort and commitment they put into bridging the distance between them. If you are in a long distance relationship (LDR) or if you are considering getting involved with someone who lives more than a two hour drive from your hometown, take a look at these three key reasons why you should re-consider living an LDR lifestyle.

Time

Time is irreplaceable

Time is your most precious commodity.  Nothing can replace time, nothing can get it back, and no price can ever be placed on it. Most couples who are in a normal relationship where they see each other regularly fit the time they give to their relationships around the daily schedules of their lives. However, dating someone who lives far away from you means you need to inconvenience yourself. Instead of occasionally spending your weekends with other friends and family, you will be trying to spend all of your free time talking to your long distance love on the telephone or on the Internet.  You will spend your vacation time visiting your significant other or waiting for him/her to visit you instead of going on your dream trip of a lifetime.  Revolving your time around someone else does not always pay off, especially when you have to work so much to even be able to afford to travel to be with the person you love.

Money

Cash and credit cards

Being in a long distance relationship is expensive. If you and the person you want to date each have unlimited disposable income to spend on traveling back and forth to see each other, then the cost of being together might not matter to you.  If, however, you or your partner is living paycheque to paycheque, the stress of being in an LDR will eventually take its toll on both of you. Blowing most of your income on traveling to see someone who you want to be with all of the time is not fun. Your frustration will mount when your wallet and your heart crave something more.

Reality

Real life relationships are what we should be striving for. I’ve been in a long distance relationship that did not last, and as I look back on it now, I’m grateful that I no longer have to deal with the inconvenience of putting extra money aside to travel so that I could spend a few days with him. I’m happier now that when I do travel, I visit places that I want to go to instead of only going to see him. I no longer feel frustrated wondering when he’ll book his next visit to see me.  I can focus on being in a relationship with a man who lives in my area and have real face to face in person quality time holding hands, eating meals, and experiencing life hand in hand.  I’m much happier now that I realize that being in a long distance relationship no longer works for me, but they can and have worked for other people.  The key is to have a plan to eventually take the relationship to the next level where both people are living together or in the same area.

Miss you like crazy

Miss You Like Crazy

Long distance relationships have their pros and cons.  I own three dating websites, www.InterracialDesires.net, www.RichSinglesDate.net, and www.ChristianPartner.co, and I know that long distance relationships can work because my websites have many members who have met their soul-mates on my sites and in some cases, have moved across the world to be together.  I also personally know people who have made their LDRs work.  However, those relationships were successful because the people involved were committed to being together and making things work. If your heart is not 100% committed to doing whatever it will take to bridge the gap between you and someone who lives a long distance away from you, it is time to re-think a long distance romance.

Akua Hinds works as a journalist, actress, music performer & instructor, owner of 3 dating sites www.InterracialDesires.net, www.RichSinglesDate.net, www.ChristianPartner.co , and independent Passion Parties business owner at www.PureRomance.ca/AkuaHinds & www.PureRomance.com/AkuaHinds selling passion products. Please visit www.AkuaHinds.com for more information.

 

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