Marrying your high school sweetheart is, without a doubt, the most romantic thing ever. However, the journey from high school to married life isn’t as easy as it looks. Especially when you go to different colleges and stay apart for a couple of years. If I was given a dollar for every time someone told me long distance relationships are not worth it, I'd be a billionaire. It's been almost 3 years into my relationship and trust me, they couldn't be more wrong. A long distance relationship changed me for the better...
1. You learn to be self sufficient
There will be days when you need a hug and you won't have your partner there to embrace you. You learn to be stronger and you get better at dealing with your own emotions. Most of all, you learn to be your own hero.
2. It helps you develop trust
Trust is THE most important thing for any relationship. When you’re in a LDR, it gets difficult to find time to talk to your partner due to busy schedules, and when he says he is too busy to chat, you need to trust him. It’s the same for him when you can’t find the time for a phone call. It becomes a test of patience as well as trust and if you survive, it makes you a better person and leaves you with a stronger relationship.
3. You become loyal
As unbelievable as it sounds, you DO become more loyal in a long distance relationship. There may be an endless number of cute guys asking for your number at various parties, but you miss your partner so often, proclaiming that you’re already happily ‘taken’ gives you comfort.
4. It makes you a better lover
When you get to see your significant other after months, you put in all your effort to make it the best time for the both of you. You might have each other’s company only for a few hours or days, so you don’t waste time fighting or arguing about useless things. You pay more attention to the good things and savour every kiss and hug.
5. You value each other
When you’re away from each other for a long period of time, you tend to value the relationship even more, holding on to it for dear life. In the process, you end up valuing each other and make sure you keep each other happy.
Contributed By: Megha Joshi
Megha is currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree at St. Xavier's College. She loves to read books and write. She considers herself a nerd, a feminist and a total foodie.
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Published on Jul 01, 2016