The saying is true, distance makes the heart go fonder, the fact that we haven’t seen the face of our loved ones add to the anticipation, the building desire to be close to them, this wait not only makes our heart grow fonder of our beloved but also makes us love them harder in the process.
For many people, maintaining a relationship with someone who has an entirely different postal code may be hard, but for the ones who are already invested in such emotional connections, understand that such commitment is hard, but so worth it, when you finally meet your beau!
If you take a quick detour through some known facts, about 3.75 million married couples are in a long distance relationship, be it the soldiers in a different city, ambitious minds in the Silicon Valley or just better opportunities, the reality is that today, more than ever, long distance relationships are a reality.
So, the question arises, why do people opt for such emotionally exhaustive relationships, anyway? And more importantly, are they worth it in the end?
We address these questions in this article!
Why do people go through long distance relationships willingly?
Now, when we talk about the will, we’re really talking about circumstances. Most people don’t want to stay away from the apple of their eyes, but they are compelled to do so due to various factors, the job being the most prominent among them.
Also, most couples meet up through institutions like high school and colleges, who often share different life ambitions. In the world we know today, most men and women are meeting up thanks to online dating websites, which link them to people all around the world with common likes and interests.
So, most people form such relationships on the basis of trust, effective communication and the belief that they are doing this for a better future together, a better life together. Their love for each other prevails over the hardships of a long-distance relationship.
Of course, we cannot simply ignore the harsh realities you have to face while you are invested in a long-term relationship, some of which we have outlined below:
- Different time zones can take a toll on how much you communicate with each other; this can really strain your relationship.
- The fact that you sometimes have to miss out on important events such as anniversaries and birthdays.
- The insecurity factor of being so many miles away.
While it is a fact that long distance relationships are hard, most people are often even compelled to break up, but all of that depends on how much both of you are willing to make this work.
Are long distance relationships worth it in the end?
We’ll be honest, engaging yourself in a relationship with someone who is so many miles away from you is hard, and it is not something you can take lightly. It will take effort, time and a lot of trusts to withhold the sentiment.
But, imagine when you finally meet your best friend, the person who you love, after all this time! You learn to appreciate their touch, smell and their quirks; you learn to understand how beautiful your bond is, and that it is worth everything. Imagine how lovely it would be to hold their hands and not put your hand on screens to connect?
The little moments make all the hardships worth it; love can overcome anything if it indeed exists.
Distance makes the heart go fonder, some people prefer to wait for their loved ones to come back, and some decide to relocate. In fact, about 70% of the people who relocated for their lovers said their relationship thrived more than it has ever before.
We live in a world where love can truly thrive if we only let it. A thousand miles can’t possibly stop from a heart to love!