Closing The DistanceLong distance relationship, some say that it’s impossible, not worth the time and heartache and that it will never work. For the believers, especially those that are in a long distance relationship, it means the world to us. We are willing to take the risk, willing to take the leap of faith.
I am in a long distance relationship and I am blessed with a wonderful man whom I have met briefly in person before our journey start. Was I looking for a relationship? No. Let alone this particular type of relationship where you cannot share many special moments, cannot be intimate. Things that you can do together are limited. I am very sceptical but I do like to see on the positive side.
Somehow, we exchanged emails and keep in contact. Emails turned into text chats and then a phone call and finally video chat which then progressed into arranging a second meeting. Another risk has to be taken.
As time goes by, feelings grow deeper and expressed by exchanging “I Love You”. How are we to know if it’s for real? We cannot. No one can know for sure other than the person who utters the three magical words. So, why do we still go on with the relationship? Is it faith? Hope? Or is it simply because we are desperate to be loved that we are willing to push aside the possibility of getting our heart broken?
Then, there’s the trust issue. How are we to know for sure if everything that’s been said and done is the true? What about the commitments and the expectations that we have for the relationship?
In my opinion, the main goal for couples in a long distance relationship is to close the distance. There’s another issue here. Who will move? What if it’s in another country? Are you willing to leave everything behind? The answer will be yes, because there is no point of continuing the relationship if both wants to stay where they are.
When you move, you realised that you will need time to adjust to the new environment. Don’t you wonder if it’s really going to work out? Spending some time together in real life every now and then cannot compensate the time that a couple need to be together physically to get to know each other.
What if your significant other changes? What if you don’t see eye to eye any longer?
Being in a long distance relationship would mean that you have to take risk after risk and hope for the best. I wonder why anyone would put their self in this kind of situation. ba
Now that I am considering marriage to the love of my life, I still have a lot of doubt but the future is uncertain to us so I will take all the risk.