Help, I think that my partner is cheating on me!

Whenever I speak with someone about my long distance relationship, they bring up cheating. While I personally think that people in LDR aren’t any more prone to cheating that those who work out a short distance relationship, I admit that when it does happen it might be harder to deal with. I’m here to help […]

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What I Wish I Knew Before Starting an LDR – Relationship advice

Before starting my relationship, I seriously gave it some thought… a couple months’ worth of thought but I think I already knew my answer right after our first date. My boyfriend and I went on our first date about a week before he shipped out for the Navy so I really did not have much […]

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How to Maintain Your Identity When You’re in an LDR

It is not a secret that relationships are hard and take a lot of work. Constant communication really helps when times get tough, but nothing is better than sharing experiences with someone you love. I personally feel like the effort doubles when you are apart from your significant other. However, I also believe that being […]

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Five Red Flags in Long-distance Relationships — and How to Fix Them

Relationships are hard, and long-distance relationships are even harder. It takes continuous effort to make LDRs work. But every once in awhile, things go a little sour, and you need a reality check. There are certain signs that you should pick up on and really stop to think about. No need to be scared. It […]

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How to Make a Long-distance Relationship Last

This week, I shared how to make a long-distance relationship last by resolving conflict as it arises on Jo, My Gosh! I could give you a million pieces of advice on how to survive a long-distance relationship. But one of the biggest things that helped me through my LDR was making sure we resolved conflicts as soon […]

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How to Cope with Anxiety in a Long-distance Relationship

Mental health issues — and works of activism to remove the stigma surrounding them — are in the forefront of today’s media. As a person who has struggled with anxiety for really as long as I can remember, that’s a good thing! I’ve also been in a long-distance relationship for a little more than a […]

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How to Remove Rose-colored Glasses in Long-distance Relationships

We all love to fantasize. We love to make a perfect picture of our life, whether financially, socially or romantically. These fantasies further tend to increase when we establish a new relationship, and, if it is a long-distance relationship, these fantasies just grow beyond limits. We start believing that all our dreams are going to […]

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How to End a Long-distance Relationship

This week, I shared how to end an unhealthy long-distance relationship on Lessons from the End of a Marriage. No matter how hard you try, sometimes it’s best to end a long-distance relationship. Whether you’re dating the type of guy who will just never succeed in a long-distance relationship or you’ve started to notice the telltale signs […]

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How I Let Go of Fear and Started a Long-distance Relationship

As a college student who’s already studied abroad once — in London during the fall of 2014 — I didn’t think that my second semester abroad in Italy would be much different. I assumed that there would be a lot of gelato and pizza with a few weekend trips to different European destinations. I didn’t […]

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Limited Access: What Distance Can’t Give You

Distance — what a memory! Not my fondest one, but definitely one I would never trade a second for. Jared and I met 11 years ago when he would come up to my hometown in western New York to visit his grandparents for the summer. He was 14, and I was 15. Raised in Louisiana, Jared […]

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