"I love my long-distance relationship because it provides me the space to work on myself. Oftentimes, couples leave college and try to continue dating, which I think is often a mistake.
Of course, there are plenty of relationships that work out and go on to become happy marriages. In other cases, however, both people end up suffering. If you never learn how to be on your own, you’ll continue to be dependent on others.
I don’t have somebody to hug me when I’m having a bad day. My boyfriend can’t meet with me during my lunch break when I don’t want to eat alone.
I’m also facing all of the hardships that young adults face all by myself. I’m learning how to survive, take care of myself and to be independent, which is vital, in my opinion.
Yet, although I might be on my own, I’m never actually alone. Sure, my boyfriend can’t physically comfort me or take me out on dates, but he’s never more than a quick text message away.
While I value my time alone, I’ve never been more grateful for my boyfriend’s virtual presence; he’s my safety net and my outlet after a trying day.
Your 20s are a time of self-discovery, not continued dependence. However, having somebody there for you, even just occasionally, makes everything easier. A long-distance relationship provides just that: a chance to be on your own without ever having to feel alone.
One of the most common questions people ask me about my relationship is about my prospects for the future. They ask about where we’ll end up; they want to know our plan.
My answer is that I don’t yet know. However, there is one thing I do know: I couldn’t have asked for a better person to stand by my side as I go through the motions of young adulthood… even if he is 3,000 miles away.” - Linda Tell
This is definitely true. I really appreciate my long distance relationship :) Even this is not my writings, but this really how I feel and think about my long distance relationship.