Long-distance relationships are common, yet many people know just to pack your time together so full that it stresses out one or both of you. I've read so many articles about long-distance relationships, and I Putting too much pressure on your time spent together can create a lot of. You still have almost two weeks left of your trip, so you both decide to spend every minute together. You're wondering how to make your long-distance relationship work along with adding extra stress and pressure to the relationship. For better or worse, many people have been in LDRs, and some.
I want to share my reasoning for living 2, miles away from the person I love most, how it feels and most importantly, why I do it.
Dread The first stage of any long distance relationship is before the distance starts, when you begin to dread the idea of being away from your partner. Nobody wants to say goodbye, and this is the stage that is going to determine whether or not you and your SO are going to make the big sacrifice and stay together despite the distance.
We can beat the distance. We can prove everybody wrong. We can do this.
The 10 Stages Of Every Long Distance Relationship
Everything is well in the world as long as you have each other. Who is that girl with her arm around my boyfriend? That being said, this is the stage in which you and your partner must solidify your trust. Trust The key to every relationship is trust and communication. You must learn to build trust in your relationship, meaning that if you see a picture of your SO from a party on social media, do not immediately jump to conclusions.
This sounds ridiculously difficult, but it is possible—with a lot of communication, trust and support. Habit Your relationship is going to start feeling habitual. All long distance couples go through this stage. Your SO will become your one constant in life, someone who is always there for you both spiritually and mentally.
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Uncertainty Uncertainty is a stage that will come up time and time again in any long distance relationship. It is natural to be uncertain; nobody can predict the future. When you enter this stage, you will wonder to yourself why you are going through all this pain for one person.
Fights are bound to happen and they will raise important questions about your relationship. However, too much stress can overwhelm us—at least temporarily. Most of us in long distance relationships have experienced times when we felt close to breaking or completely overwhelmed.
And what do we tend to do when we feel stressed and overwhelmed? We often reach for things that bring us comfort familiar foods and routines. Or escape into entertainment or games.
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Or try to avoid the things that are stressing us out. However, when clouds roll in and the wind picks up, it can be a different story. When your or your partner or both are tired and stressed, misunderstandings and conflicts can arise as quickly as summer storms.
You might find yourself getting annoyed more easily.
Or arguing more frequently. On the other side of the coin, you can find yourselves confused and frustrated by your partner moods, words, and actions.
Either way, the very relationship that you count on to help sustain you can become another draining source of tension, right when you need help the most. How to stop stress destroying your relationship One of the best things you can do to make these times easier is to discuss these dynamics with your partner when you are not tired or stressed. The better you understand how each of you typically thinks or feels during times of stress and pressure, the better you will be able to encourage and support each other during those extra-stressful times.
Answer these questions Here are 10 questions you can talk over with your partner. These questions are designed to help you learn more about how each of you responds to stress and pressure.
Take your time with these and really delve into the details!