Long distance relationships are challenging and difficult, but not impossible. Many people choose to give a long distance relationship a try, with the constant curiosity if it was the right decision to make and if it even stands a chance. The truth is, a long distance relationship has just as much a chance of succeeding as any other relationship!
What makes Long Distance Relationships a bit different is the fact that it takes away your ability to see each other often, as well as the choice of being intimate whenever you desire, not to mention that there would be major trust required. Being unable to spend time together in a physical presence makes it harder to hang on to, but does not mean your relationship won’t work.
What are your expectations? Firstly, you should make an agreement on what your expectations are in the relationship and how much of a commitment you are willing to give and receive. If the two of you decide to be monogamous, then it is clear that neither of you will be dating anyone else as long as your romantic relationship exists. Being clear about what you both want is extremely paramount, especially in a long distance relationship, in order to prevent future misunderstandings and mistakes. Do not feel afraid to tell your partner what you expect from him or her, you deserve the chance to speak from your heart and your partner deserves to know the truth and judge whether they can give it to you.
Have Trust. Trust is a major necessity if you wish to have your relationship from a distance. Without trust and honesty, the relationship could get rusty or get rust completely, just as it would be any other relationship. By accepting the challenge of a long distance relationship, you also accepted the fact that you will have to have the trust and faith that your partner will not be seeing anyone else as promised. Anger and nagging will only grow doubts, insecurity and tension but won’t help the relationship survive successfully.