The no-contact rule does not work in any relationship. I always advise against the silent treatment. I am an advocate of communication and being vocal. I do not believe in keeping your emotions to yourself and not letting them know what’s bothering you. Long Distance Relationships are already easy to break and manipulate; trust issues arise very quickly in LDRs. And if you add the no-contact rule on top of the insecurities and the trust issues, you’re only saying goodbye to your relationship. So, instead of going for the “No Contact Rule,” try going for the “let’s fix it” rule.
Insecurities stem from a lack of communication. When you stop discussing your troubles, your happy moments, your workdays, you’re just unfair to your relationship because that’s not what love is. Love is to share everything, the good and the bad. Long Distance Relationships, like any other relationship, require a lot (if not more) hard work and trust to be able to pass the test of distance.
When should you give up on a long-distance relationship?
If you have tried your level-best to fix the problems in your relationship and it still hasn’t budged one bit, you need to discuss the possibility of ending the relationship civilly. It’s wise to not spend more energy and effort towards something that doesn’t hold any weight in the future in your life. Your life is precious, and it is short, and you need to spend it with someone who doesn’t make you guess and who knows how to keep you happy.
You should give up on a long-distance relationship when you feel like you’re single, that’s one of the worst feelings in the world. If you don’t feel like your partner has any presence in your life, they’re not involved in you; then, you need to start thinking of walking away because you can NOT keep wasting your efforts.