Stopping the Miscommunication
Keeping The Lines of Communication Open in Long Distance Relationships
The key to a successful long distance relationship is keeping the lines of communication open. You and partner must be committed to each other and have a regular method of communication, such as text messages, email, or daily telephone conversations via regular telephone or cell phone. The success of any relationship and not just long-distance relationships is up to the two people involved. Couples make their long distance relationships work and often develop a stronger bond with their partners than couples who see each other everyday.
A long distance relationship really depends on the state of mind of the two people involved. Relationships are difficult no matter where you live, and unless you live on another planet-communicating and working together can overcome any amount of distance.
Most couples who live in the same city or state as their partners don’t spend every hour of every day together. There might be some exceptions to this, where a couple runs a business together and live in the same residence. On the whole, time apart can be good for both parties involved in a long distance relationship. Even if you feel that you have met your twin soul or soul mate, being apart can allow for each person to develop a greater sense of self. Not for selfish reasons, but to become more autonomous, this can enrich a relationship because it creates a sense of two halves becoming one.
The greatest joy of maintaining and nurturing a long distance relationship is that time spent apart makes time spent together more rewarding and satisfying. Honesty is the greatest asset in any relationship, but with couples who spend time apart it is crucial. We all like to believe that honesty is the main ingredient for the success of any relationship. But, it is absolutely essential in a long distance relationship because even if you hook up a webcam or regularly use video chats to communicate- you can’t see what the other person is doing when they are not talking to you. If you are honest with yourself and your partner, you won’t have to keep track of any lies.
Relationships work because of the dedication and commitment of the partners to each other. Long distance relationships are just another form of loving another person. If love, trust and honesty are the cornerstone of the relationship, it will survive no matter the distance or length of time spent apart.
Relationships work because there are two people committed to making them work. You can’t have a one-sided love affair or a part-time lover, well you could but that is more a hook-up and not a “real” relationship. A real relationship is about two people looking out in the same direction even if they are living apart.