There’s no doubt about it: long distance relationships can be really, really hard. It’s true, a lot of the times they don’t work out. All of the separation can cause a lot of strain on two people, even two people who are in love. But just because they’re super difficult, does that mean they never work out?
We saw this topic being discussed in the message boards, and we were curious to see what you guys think about LDRs. Are they worth it? Would you do it? Have you ever done it? Read what these girls had to say and then let us know your thoughts on long distance relationships.
So just wondering, does anybody think long distance relationships can truly work? Do you think long distance relationships can last? Do you think it makes a difference if you’re a senior in high school or a senior in college? And last, how far away does that person have to be for you to consider it “long distance”?
I honestly don’t think they can work. Before I went to University I’d been with my ex-boyfriend for 2 years, we lived together and were engaged. The long distance killed off our relationship. So far I haven’t seen any long distance relationship work
I know they can work. I have been in one for the past 2 years (sometimes we have been together during that time, but mostly apart) with my fiance. We are 1,350 km away from each other, but we make sure to see each other every 6-8 weeks. Our wedding is December and after that we will never be apart again. I am 24 now and I do think the older you are and the more freedom/money you have the easier it is.
Our opinion? As stated, LDR’s are super difficult. They take a lot of patience and trust and can be really stressful. But we like to think that if two people really love each other and are really dedicated to each other, they can make it work – especially when they know they’ll living much closer together in the future. It will never be easy, but it’s still possible.
Who do you agree with? Have you ever been in an LDR? Tell us in the comments.