6 things no one tells you about being in a long-distance relationship
Boy meets girl. They go crazy over each other, knowing one of them is leaving town in less than a month (or a week, or a day!). The story never gets old.
The dreadful day approaches. They’re at the airport, time is running low. There are tears, sloppy kisses and endless promises that they will get through it no matter what! One leaves. One stays.
But know this: “dating” in no way prepares you for a long-distance relationship. It is a different kind of ball game altogether. Long-distance relationships seriously suck!
Below are 6 things no one will tell you about being in a long-distance relationship, except for someone who has already done it.
1. There will be a lot of tough choices to make
So where are we heading? How do we see our future together? Should I leave everything and move to you? Is it worth it? Who will come and visit? When? Get used to the endless swirl of complicated questions you both need to answer honestly.
2. Your laptop is your real significant other
At least for now. You will fall asleep with your beloved’s face on the screen. The first thing you’ll grab in the morning is your laptop to check if they’ve already sent you a sweet “Morning, sunshine!” email. You’ll put your laptop next to your plate so you can have dinner together.
3. Time will be your main enemy
When you are together, you’ll savor each and every moment. You’ll plan to do all those amazing super-romantic couple things, or simply enjoy the warmth of actual hugs as long as possible. Yet, you will never get enough time. But once apart again, you’ll simply wish the clock ran faster: “Is it Friday already? So, there’s just 24 days left until I visit.
4. You will get more creative trying to fill up your time
Always wanted to learn French? How about play tennis, or master ink drawing? This is a high time to find new hobbies and try new things. Keep your mind engaged and let it focus on learning new skills. Besides, isn’t it an awesome way to impress your partner when you finally catch up again?
5. It won’t get easier in time
Even if you think you can get used to being apart and are now stoically waiting for when things get easier, they won’t. No matter how long you are in a long-distance relationship, you always miss your significant other like crazy.
6. You learn to live in a twisted reality
They’re never there, but they’re all yours. You spend too much time inside your head replaying all those sweet moments spent together, having all those daydreams and conversations. That’s odd. I know.
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