A lot of people think that a long-distance relationship is a waste of time, and they also think that it brings more disappointment than happiness. Of course, I have to agree to disagree with them. As someone who has been in a long-distance relationship for more than a year now, I truly believe that long-distance relationships are as special as any other relationships, sometimes even better. I am completely happy and content with the state I am in with my significant other in our LDR, and although we can’t wait to close the distance, we are savoring each moment on our LDR. Here are 8 things that make my significant other and I believe that a long-distance relationship is special.

Our love for each other is real

I know that our love for each other is real because we are willing to sacrifice so much just to be together! While other couples might only feel the love when they are close to each other and tend to say “I Love You” without actually mean it, LDR couples can have a peace of mind because they know that distance does not make their love mean less.

We value communication

Communication is crucial for every kind of relationships. I have heard many stories about couples who broke up because of the lack of communication, or even miscommunication. However, communication is extremely important for couples in a long-distance relationship because it is the only way that you can keep your relationship. It is important that both parties in the long-distance relationship realize how valuable your communication routine is, and it is also important for you to maintain a good communication between you and your LDR partner.

We have a strong bond

Being in a long-distance relationship makes me feel a strong bond between my significant other and I. Without us even realizing it, our bond is becoming stronger each day, and we can actually feel each other’s presence even without having to be next to each other. Over time, we both have learned to listen to our hearts more, and listening to our hearts makes our bond stronger.

We learned to control our emotions

Losing control over our emotions is something that can cause conflict in a relationship. Most of the times, it can also lead to breaking up, especially when the couple meet too often and can’t control their emotions during a conflict. Now, being in a long-distance relationship brings some benefits because being apart means that we have the time to control ourselves, regain our focus, and face the conflicts with a clear head. Trust me, it can save your relationship!

We become so accustomed to each other’s schedule

Unlike normal couples who are not separated by distance, I found myself becoming so accustomed to my significant other’s daily schedule. Because we are in a long-distance relationship, we like to talk every day and one of the things that we usually discuss during our daily chat is our activities for the day. Now I know my significant other’s daily routine well, and he also knows mine. We even share a calendar so it makes it easier to plan our next meeting or our video call.

Being in an LDR make us appreciate the little things more

For us LDR couples, every contact is special. Not every LDR couples can actually talk on a daily basis. Some might have to wait for a while until the moment they can talk to each other again, let alone meet each other. Therefore, my significant other and I always appreciate every contact and time together that we spent, be it through phone, video call, or even in-person meeting. No matter how short, we appreciate those moments dearly.

Being in an LDR help us to be more independent

When I was dating in my younger years, I remember that I used to be one of those clingy girls. Maybe it’s just a teenage romance, but I always feel like I wanted to spend as much of time as possible together with my then-boyfriend. I had my then-boyfriend took me everywhere, and it took me a while to realize that it’s not healthy. Now I understand that you don’t have to cling to your partner every day. Space is also a good thing because it teaches you to be independent and love yourself more. As much as we love our time together, we also love to do things on our own and feel content about it.

Last but not least, being in an LDR helps with our time management skills

Since my significant other and I live on separate continents, we have a big time difference, almost 24 hours apart. At first, I found myself struggling with managing the time between my daily activities and talking to my man. It took us a while until we got to learn how to manage our time better, and today I can proudly say that our LDR has helped us in becoming a better person!

So, those are the 8 things that make our long-distance relationship special. I know every couple might have different things, so I’m interested to hear your version about this. Leave a comment in the section below and tell me, what are the things that make your LDR special for you and your partner?

About the author 

Jennifer Craig

Jennifer Craig has been in a successful long-distance relationship and started SurviveLDR to encourage those who want to pursue love with partners in far land.

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