Aside from FWB (Friends with Benefits), the LDR (Long Distance Relationship) is the courtship that always seems to get us tripped up ladies and gents. The romance between Drew Barrymore and Justin Long in Going the Distance is a perfect example of the ups and downs of keeping the spark alive, through telephone wires and ethernet cords. Whether you’re moving back home after graduation, snatching up a new job in a new city or simply traveling for the summer, here are some tips for keeping your long-distance relationship alive through it all!
Gotta Have Trust
First things first: no relationship can last without trust. Plain and simple. Even if you’re in the same time zone and zip code, if you don’t have trust, you don’t have anything. You and your partner may be perfectly matched while you’re together, but if you’re constantly worrying about who they’re with and what they’re doing, the relationship will grow as toxic as LA’s air.
Entering a LDR is not always signing a relationship death sentence. I will admit it does get harder and harder as it continues, and both partners usually head into a LDR with too much confidence and not enough endurance (kind of like me with running!), but the time physically apart from your partner does not always end in disaster, as many of our friends make it seem. Trust is one huge factor for keeping your relationship going, no matter the distance!
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