Even though long distance relationships have a bad reputation in the romance world, they can sometimes be exactly what a couple needs to grow. Here are a few good things that come with a long distance relationship.
1) Time for yourself
One thing regular relationships tend to hamper is “me” time. While spending time with your significant other is priceless, time for yourself is just as important. With long distance relationships, both people get to focus on “me” time. This can sound conceited, but along with letting the relationship grow, it allows each person to grow. Through this type of relationship, you have dedicated sweetie time, but when the phone call or chat session is over, you get to focus on you. This isn’t to say that regular relationships chain people together, it’s just with long distance relationships comes opportunities to grow personally and with friends.
2) Appreciation for each other
It’s so cliché, but absence makes the heart grow fonder. In long distance relationships, simple things that most couples get to share every day, like hugs and kisses, become some of the most precious things. Stemming from this, everything you share becomes that much more important. Sometimes, when relationships are very hectic, maybe jobs or school gets in the way, just a simple call to say hello can brighten up a day. This situation makes reuniting that much more special because no amount of time or hug or kiss is taken for granted.
3) Amazing Communication
Long distance relationships take away the all important face to face time, but it does help heighten other skills to make up. Think about a long distance relationship like losing the ability to see. From this loss, other senses make up for it: sense of smell could get better, sounds might be clearer, and touch could become much more sensitive. The same thing happens with long distance relationships. With these, you can’t hold each other, so both must learn to compensate with good communication because without it, the long distance relationship doesn’t stand a chance; however, when good communication is developed, it not only helps the long distance relationship, it also helps in each person’s daily life. Now, when your partner calls up after a long day at work or just a bad day, you can comfort him or her with a conversation or video chat just like you would with a hug or a kiss. You two may be far away, but with good communication, you two don’t have to feel so far away from each other.