“Absence makes the heart grow fonder” this quote really goes well for couples having a long-distance relationship. Everyone knows that long-distance relationships are hard work, but here is something you may not know: being in a long-distance relationship—at least for a season—can actually be good for you.
Check out these nine ways that long-distance relationships can help, rather than hurt a couple.
You get to test your trust
Being in a long-distance relationship forces you to recognize and confront some types of insecurities. It lets you practice trusting and being trustworthy. The confidence and sense of security that you can gain as a result? Priceless.
If you survive the distance, your relationship can survive anything
It is not easy to live without seeing your loved ones on a daily basis. You long to see them and miss them dearly. Sometimes their absence creates a chance for you or your partner to see someone else and spends time with them. This is very normal in many cases but those who could pass this test of time could just overcome any obstacle that comes their way.
You are less likely to confuse lust with love
Many people fail to differentiate between love and lust. Some believe that lust is love, which is not true. When a couple is in a long-distance relationship they try every possible thing to keep their love alive and remain faithful to each other. In such a case there is no chance you confuse lust with love.
You become independent and strong
Staying away from your partner teaches you to be independent and strong. You don’t depend on them for everything. You learn to do things on your own and learn to face things boldly, which in turn makes you physically and emotionally stronger.
You learn to communicate and resolve conflicts well
In a long-distance relationship, you have nothing to do most of the time except talk to each other. In the process, you learn to connect deeply and communicate well. No matter how good you are at communicating, however, you and your partner will experience misunderstandings, hurt feelings and conflict at some point.