There are also things that you shouldn’t do in a long distance relationship. Like I said in my first post, being in a long distance relationship requires a lot of strength. It’s not always easy. But the reward is that someday you will get to be with your partner. Here are the things that you should not do. First, if you have not read part of this article This is How to Make a Long Distance Relationship Work (Part 1)
Don’t Text When Drunk
This can get you into trouble. I would also add (in my situation) don’t text when you’re tired or late at night. I find these two things can get me into trouble as I will say things I don’t really mean. You might not be able to avoid drinking altogether but certainly put your phone down after you’ve had a few unless it’s to say “I love you” or “Good night”.
Just because your partner hasn’t responded to your text messages, and that’s not like him – don’t assume the worst. This is something that I have been known to do. At least in the early stages of our relationship. You can’t assume the wors.t It doesn’t mean he’s hooking up with someone else. He’s likely just busy or even driving.
Don’t Let Your Friends Shape Your Opinions
Our friends aren’t part of our relationship. Make sure that what they have to say doesn’t get stuck in our heads.… Read the rest
Trying to sustain any kind of romantic relationship can be a difficult task. Attempting to make time for each other, while keeping in mind your responsibilities. But let’s think about it from a long distance relationship perspective. How can you maintain that relationship and not go crazy? Should you even enter into a long distance relationship in the first place? If you’ve ever been in a LDR you will know what I’m talking about. It takes a tremendous amount of trust and openness. It also requires you to change your expectations. Not necessarily lower them, but understand that not every moment together is going to be perfect.
LDR’s require strength. I mean incredible strength. Not getting to see someone regularly can wear on you. It can make you question your reasons for being in this relationship in the first place. As you might have guessed, I am in a long distance relationship. I was talking to someone the other day who is on the cusp of an LDR himself. They haven’t made any plans yet, but he asked me how we make it work. Some days I wonder myself, but I will share with you the things that help me stay positive. LDR’s can be extremely rewarding as well. Finding the balance between the ups and the downs can be challenging.
In this two-part series, I am going to explore the things that you should and shouldn’t do when in a long distance relationship.… Read the rest
Dating with today’s technology is incredibly difficult. It can be fun and at times, incredibly rewarding. But knowing which app is best for you, or which one is going to find you the love of your life can be challenging and even discouraging. Online dating can also be discouraging in general. If you’ve ever used Tinder, it seems to be geared towards people looking for casual relationships. If you’re not looking for that kind of scenario, your options can be daunting. For example – if you try eHarmony or OkCupid, you’re going to spend hours filling out your profile and answering questions. Which, I think is useful because these sites match you with someone that potentially has things in common with you. But it can be extremely time consuming. Do these apps even work?
While superficial, this might be why people migrate towards apps like Tinder. There is an app out there, however, that might just be a happy medium between these two extremes. Known as LoveFlutter, it uses your Twitter handle and gives you a breakdown of your personality. It also gives you an idea of what you shouldn’t do – for example, try not to be negative. Or get to the point quickly and don’t waste someone else’s time.
Loveflutter is a Twitter-themed dating app from the UK and it doesn’t ask you to fill out a personality survey or lengthy “About Me”. In fact, it caps your self-description at 140 characters. … Read the rest