Years ago, the only way to communicate with a loved one, when two people were miles apart, was by mail or by a house phone. At that time the concept of a ‘long distance’ relationship seemed as if it was too much of a bother and people would advise against it. Times might have changed, but misconceptions about long distance relationships have not.

In the 21st century, it’s more likely for two people to develop feelings for one another via the internet. Thanks to social media, texting and the introduction of dating apps such as Tinder, a relationship where two people aren’t in the same room or even in the same time zone, might cultivate into something ‘more than friends’.

Despite the ability to basically carry around your partner in your phone, many people are still quick to judge these relationships and strongly believe that it won’t last as a relationship in person would have.

1. It’ll be harder.

There is absolutely no doubt about it, a RELATIONSHIP gets hard at times, however, to say that only long distance relationships are hard isn’t a fair analysis. If you enter a long distance relationship with the right mindset and think to yourself that you’re all in and ready to go through thick or thin with your partner than it won’t be as hard as everyone makes it out to be.