Is There Actually a Way to Make It Work?
The long distance relationship: Many have tried it, few have succeeded. There just seems to be something about it that always falls apart. But is there actually a way to make it work? Are there steps (beyond, say, moving to the same place) one can take to solidify a long-distance relationship?
The Huffington Post reports:
Eric and I are going on five years this July. Many people’s response when they learn this is to say that I’m two years away from the seven-year itch.
With a long-distance relationship, that itch comes every four months and there was a scratch after two years. In the age of the Internet, I’ve noticed more friends and acquaintances have commented on their LDRs with questions like, “Oh is this right? Why isn’t he communicating with me? Am I asking too much?” I have talked to Eric about a few of these concerns that pop up. Long distance relationships are not for everyone. It is like any other form of relationship or identity… if it fits you then it fits you. If it doesn’t… then really you won’t be happy in the long run.
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What do you think—are long-distance relationships doable? Ever been in one that worked? One that didn’t? Share your story!
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