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Love’s test: Long-distance relationships

By Tori Nix

Long-distance relationships can be hard to maintain, yet if the couple is able to withstand the opinions of others, withstand the distance, and have faith and loyalty with each other, then it shouldn’t be that difficult, right?

A long-distance relationship, or LDR, is typically a relationship in which two partners are separated by a considerable distance. The partners face geographic separation and lack of face-to-face contact. However, not all LDRs involve romantically-involved partners; sometimes, an LDR is between a parent and child, or long-distance friends.

There are many ways to maintain a long-distance relationship, such as writing letters, calling, texting, social media, email, and Skype. The most important things in a long-distance relationship are to have trust in each other, communication, be loyal; just like any other relationship, share your feelings, be supportive of each other, and remember important days such as anniversaries and birthdays.

However, maintaining a long-distance relationship can be difficult with the distance, not knowing what the significant other is doing, time zone differences, lack of trust, lack of communication, and different expectations. Many times, a long-distance relationship is nothing but broken promises.

Like www.wvu.com says, “long-distance relationships can be challenging, but they can also be rewarding. For starters, you’re less likely to take each other for granted. And when you finally do get together, it’s likely to seem more exciting. It takes a special kind of commitment to keep a long-distance relationship going strong. But if you’re both willing to make the commitment, your relationship will be stronger for it.”

(sources: www.natcom.com, www.well.wvu.com, www.health.howstuffworks.com)

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