You probably think that it is hard to maintain a long-distance relationship. But what if we told you it can be a blessing in disguise? Sure, long-distance relationships present us with a number of challenges as to how to keep that initial spark alive, but with modern technology and some careful planning they can actually turn out to be quite exciting. After all, love is love no matter how far your partner is! Here are 8 little-known benefits of long-distance relationships.
You value each other more
Of course, it’s good to live near your partner, but when the two of you constantly need to spend time apart (for weeks or months even!) you learn to value each other more, not taking the time you have together for granted. You are constantly reminded that each moment is precious and that makes your relationship more precious, too!
You share more of your interactions
Living side by side it’s easy to lose track of each other when it concerns small things. But when you are apart you want to share everything both big and small. You want to be a part of your partner’s life just as much as he wants to be a part of yours and that makes you both eager to share even the smallest activities like going out for a cup of coffee. It makes you feel closer!
You communicate more
When you and your partner are in a long-distance relationship you simply have to communicate more. Otherwise, things just won’t work out for you! You have needs, emotions, different moods, and if you don’t speak out – the other person simply wouldn’t know about them. We often forget about this simple rule living side by side, but when you’re apart there’s no luxury of reading your partner’s body language and thinking that you understand what he or she wants. You have to communicate all the time and it’s a wonderful thing!
You are more independent
It’s easy to lose the sense of who you are and what want when being in an intense relationship. It’s quite different in LDRs as both of you stay away for the considerable amount of time, leading independent lives and making your own decisions most of the time. The two of you end up being interdependent and that offers a unique opportunity to see if your relationship can actually work out. If you can do it on a distance, it’ll definitely be much easier when you live together or at least in one city.
You feel more secure about your relationship
One might think that being in LDR means there are more chances for insecurity and infidelity, but most of the time it’s quite the opposite. Long-distance relationships require a level of commitment that surpasses that of a usual couple. You don’t take each other for granted and realize the amount of work that should be done if you want to stay together and build a happy relationship. We don’t say it’s easy, but it can definitely lead to a strong and healthy bond.
You have more desire for each other
Needless to say, it really keeps the spark between you two burning like a huge campfire when you don’t see each other every day. On one hand it’s challenging, but on the other hand, it really fuels your desire to be together.
You have more reason to travel
Whether your partner lives in a different city or country, when you’re having a long-distance relationship both of you have more reason to travel. Traveling always freshens things up and if you choose to meet in a new place you’re bound to have an unforgettable time together. Every trip can be like a honeymoon for the two of you! But traveling to his city (or having him visit yours) is just as exciting as you can see new places, especially those that matter to your loved one the most.
You become more romantic
Because you don’t have the luxury of seeing each other all the time, every meeting and date you have becomes more significant. It just makes you want to do something special! Birthdays and anniversaries also inspire you to become more creative and come up with something truly romantic and memorable for your partner.