In any long distance relationship, there will come a time where things get tough, moments that make you question whether or not it’s all worthwhile. Whether it’s the plane ride back home knowing you won’t see them again for another few months, a fight you had due to miscommunication, or just seeing and hearing about same-city couples and how easy life is for them. Let’s face it, being in an LDR is tough. That being said, there are plenty of reasons to power through the bleak times and enjoy the things that make the relationship worth it. Here are some of the reasons why you shouldn’t throw the towel in and have more hope in your LDR!
1. It’ll be a while before you see them, but seeing them makes it all worthwhile
You may find yourself counting the months, weeks, days, minutes and sometimes even seconds until you can see your significant other again. Sometimes, this countdown can have you feeling discouraged – as if you’ll be waiting forever just for the same thing to happen all over again. It can be tough only seeing the one you love periodically and have to pack every fun activity into a short time span. Whenever you catch yourself feeling like this, you’ve got to stop and ask yourself, how does it feel when you’re finally with them? When you wake up that morning knowing that you’ll get to embrace them in your arms and see their smile light up your day, that you’ll be able to cook breakfast together, watch your favourite series, play your favourite games or even just being able to hold each other’s hands while you go for a walk. All of a sudden that countdown clock may not seem as intimidating after all. If the feeling you get whilst you’re with your partner makes up for all the nights spent sleeping alone, then there shouldn’t be a doubt in your mind as to whether waiting for them is worth it or not!