Being in a long distance relationship is not easy. I know, I’ve been to two long distance relationships and currently in a long distance relationship AGAIN. You might wonder, have I not learned anything from my past relationships? Oh honey, I have learned a LOT.
“Your absence has not taught me how to be alone; it has merely shown me that when together we cast a single shadow on the wall.” —Doug Fetherling
Not having your special someone next to you is hard, but it definitely gave me a lot of reasons why I am thankful for:
Patience. Being away with someone you love and only relying to good internet service is really hard. It gives us both a lot of patience, from our 12 hour difference and thousand mile distance. It honestly taught both of us to be more patient. But I know it will be worth it in the end.
Allowing To Be Myself. One thing I love and most thankful for is that I can be myself when I am talking to him. I know it may be different in person, but the fact that we both can act ourselves, more jolly- reflects that we both can be who we really are. I didn’t have to be someone who I am not, cause all my flaws and insecurities, he accepted it — all of them.
Communication. It is really hard especially being in a 12/13 hour time difference and our internet connection, but we both agreed to ALWAYS always communicate. It is the most important thing in our relationship, and we made sure we always talk it through. We don’t let the other sleep having miscommunications, arguments and etc. But I am always thankful for the communication we’ve established and that we always try to fix everything.
Not Letting Arguments Last A Day. Like mentioned before, if we had arguments we made sure that it won’t last 24-hours. It is much better having a peaceful sleep than overthinking about the argument which you could’ve talk through.
Having an Inspiration. He has been one of my inspirations, one reason why I am who I am today. Because of him, I am back to blogging, taking photos and everything I love to do that were gone before.
It does give us both ups and down, but we are making the relationship work and worth it. What is one thing you are thankful for your relationship?
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