Absence makes the heart grow fonder. Anyone who knows what it’s like to be in a happy and successful long distance relationship will agree with this. I won’t lie - there will be times when you’ll want to scream, when you’ll feel like somehow jumping to the other side of the laptop screen, when all you’ll want to do is leave everything behind and see them for just a moment, hug them tight and feel their heartbeat against yours. You’ll be frustrated, you’ll be angry and you’ll feel tired because of all the nights you stayed up talking to them on the phone, just to compensate for not getting to see them every day.
But in spite of all the complications, all the extra effort that you have to put in and all the additional time and money your relationship will require, you know you still wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world because of these reasons:
The excitement never ends
Even if you’ve been together for a year or more, you still get butterflies in your stomach thinking about the moment when you’ll finally be together. You wait for weeks, even months and when the time finally comes to take that trip towards your favorite destination, you’re just not able to contain your excitement. That moment when you see them waiting eagerly for you at the airport, when you run towards each other and hug like you’ll never let go, that’s the moment you live for, the moment that finally makes you feel at peace.
Your relationship gets built around space and trust from the very beginning
Your relationship does not experience the normal cycle of events that all relationships go through. But isn’t that the beauty of it? If you want to make it work, you have to trust the other person completely from the very beginning. You have to be secure enough to give them the space to live their life, let them hang out with whoever they like and allow them to be their own person. In the process, you will both learn to live independently and still share a beautiful life together.