You remember swearing to yourself you’ll never be in a long distance love. The set-up is just impossible. But then one day, you woke up in a euphoric mood and BOOM! A realization. You are head over heels in love with a person who will have to stay away for a while. Panicked, palpitating, you scrambled to check on some long distance relationship problems, dating advice websites and online dating statistics for inspiration and assurance.
“Love conquers all”, you remind yourself of that famous love quote. But you are also a realist. You wonder if your long distance love is and will be strong enough to survive blow by blow. You remember the bad LDR break-up the last time you watched your favorite TV series or the high fail rate you just read on a survey website. Those bad break-ups used to be just faceless numbers. Now, it’s staring you in the face, mocking, challenging.
Here are some of the most common expectations and realities when in a long distance dating set-up:
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