Long distance relationships are generally considered as a close to impossible thing. It has become such a scary thought for people that even before trying, they give up. School gets over and universities are far off from each other – what’s the first thing they do, assume they might break up.
It is a scary thought, undoubtedly, to imagine someone not being there at all, someone who has been a part of every moment of your life. In other cases, imagining the most important person of your life not present physically. Their friends are different from yours, their activities are different, their routines are different and many a times, their time zones are different. It takes a lot of will, honest intentions and actions following those intentions.
It requires the double amount of everything from a normal relationship. Double the trust, double the faith, double the everything but that shouldn’t scare you. If anything, it should make you two stronger because if you can fight this distance, you can actually fight anything as a couple.
Long distance relationships require a lot of adaptability and flexibility, thus the ideal age for that is when you are in your 20’s. Here is why:
1. YOU ARE GETTING OUT OF YOUR FANTASY WORLD
In your 20’s is when reality is hitting you. You are realising that every relationship is not a fairytale and that somewhere all of us have to compromise to make things work. That is how you earn that ideal partner in your life.
Because your hearts and minds are opening up and you are realising that there is a lot more to a relationship than what you thought in college, you unconsciously become more understanding and accepting. It becomes easier for you to forgo and trust your partner’s intentions.