There is a lot of stigma associated with being with someone who doesn’t live in the same city as you. One of the worst parts of being involved with someone who lives far away is that the relationship is often looked at negatively, as people often question and doubt the longevity. Long-distance relationships aren’t meant for the weak, and it doesn’t take a genius to see the effort a couple has to go through in order to survive and stay sane.

But people do survive LDRs. Here are four inspirational quotes about how to make long-distance relationships work.

“Long-distance relationships are hard, but they’re also incredible. If you can love, trust, respect and support each other from a distance, then you’ll be unstoppable once you’re physically together.” — unknown

Every relationship goes through tests to determine if the love can survive, and distance is the biggest test of all. It takes a lot for an individual to fully trust and commit to someone they can’t physically touch on a regular basis. You’re relying on someone who may live in a different time zone to not betray you and break your heart.

“Distance teaches us to appreciate the days that we are able to spend together, and the distance teaches us the definition of patience. It is a reminder that every moment together is special. And every second together should be cherished.” — unknown

Some relationships fail because they get bored of each other and lose their interest to stay. But being apart, you learn to find ways to keep things exciting and fall in love with who they are rather than how they look. Arguments never outweigh the time you do spend together, and time zones don’t become a burden when time is all you have.

“Love cannot be measured by how long you wait. It is about how well you understand why you are waiting.”  — unknown

The real test comes during the duration of the wait. For anyone in a long-distance relationship, closing the distance is one of the biggest milestones you can encounter. Sure, the preparation and process of merging two area codes into one can be difficult and time-consuming, but at the end of the day, it’s so liberating to finally be able to wake up next to your significant other without having to count down the days when you have to say goodbye. In this age of technology, it’s so easy to say, “I love you,” but it can be tough to actually prove it. To be able to wait for that day to finally arrive shows one of the truest signs of love and patience.

Yes, being in a long-distance relationship can take a huge toll on a person who isn’t ready to put in that extra work. It takes two very strong people in the relationship to stay determined and not lose their focus. And most of all what we have to remember is:

“Distance isn’t a big factor in a relationship. Communication is. But most of all commitment is the most important one.” — unknown

Long-distance relationship quotes can be very inspirational, and they can make distance fade a little bit. Here are some more quotes about LDRs when you need a pick-me-up.

Written by Glenda Decasa
Glenda is a foodie who enjoys anime and video games. She studied criminology and writes about her long-distance relationship on her website, confessionsofascorpio.com.

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