Has distance helped or harmed your relationship?

While many people vouch for distance being a good thing in their relationship, some feel it exposes the flaws in their bond. Some work their chinks out by utilising the time apart, others fail miserably at feeling connected. What’s your take on the subject?

8 replies
Runa Mukherjee
June 7, 2017

8 Comments

  1. I was in a long distance for 6 years and it was never a big deal because both of us wanted us to grow and work towards a future together. He faltered. I think for a lot of people like him, physical proximity, sex etc are very important but its when they do not want to address it is when the problem arises. My experience says this for me, can be different for others.

  2. I have known couples for whom distance works most of the times, and sometimes it makes them very angry when the other partner is not around at critical or imp events. For others distance means they find someone else. Mostly to me distance doesn’t work. Space in the everyday life however is very imp.

  3. Long distance relationship can work, but one needs to work on the communication front. Trivial things like greeting each other good morning and good night every day is a must. One must keep the partner updated on one’s life and its happening, however mundane some of the things may seem. To up the game, send each other pictures, audio clips and videos of one another from time to time. By putting in this kind of effort, you make the other person feel loved and connected.*p*

  4. Support during critical times is valid, especially because once you know you can manage on your own, the relationship anyway starts to look not-so-significant, right? Space in everyday life is everything.

  5. Yes, some people need proximity and physicality, but thats not a bad thing either. Its just being different than you are. So I guess its important to be on the same page when you choose to be long distance partners. You need to understand what you are in for.

  6. Thats a good summary of the little things that add up in making the relationship work!

  7. My husband recently changed jobs and daughters were in the middle of their academic milestones. I stayed back. He encouraged me to take up a job. Our relationship changed for the better. He stays home and feeds the kids when I am away. Checks on us regularly. I pack little munchies he loves to eat when he leaves. The distance has made the hearts grow fonder. *p**p* *p*

  8. Long distance relationships are not impossible, but definitely need 200 per cent dedication. It is a lot of hard work and sacrifice, but with a little planning ahead and adjustment, can be just as beautiful as any other relationship.

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