Who likes long distance relationships? Not me!
Long distance relationships or LDRs are the bane of a couple's existence. After all, what's the point of a relationship if there is no proper communication? (Email, phone calls and IM don't really count)
Things are hard enough as it is when you're trying to make a relationship work. Throw in distance into the mix and you've got a ticking bomb in your hands.
I know quite a bit about LDRs coz I've lived through a couple of them. My then boyfriend, now husband, travelled quite a bit.I remember trying really hard to cope during that time.
I turned to my friends only to realise that almost all of them were involved in relationships and therefore have a routine with their boyfriends on weekends and public holidays. Sure, they were up for meeting for a coffee or drinks ever so often but what was I supposed to do the rest of the time? Besides, my penchant for grabbing my phone and checking for messages must have cheesed them off!
Inspired by visions of Demi Moore in Ghost, I then decided to take up pottery. Unfortunately I didn't achieve anything aside from finding out that I suck at crafting anything out of clay.
Some ppl seem to think that LDRs allow space between a couple which is a good way to keep everything feeling fresh. I happen to think that that's a load of phooey! How's a couple supposed to even get to know each other when you're miles apart half the time. I'm not suggesting that you should live your life, tied at the hip, with your significant other. But too much distance for too long is disaster.
No, I believe that while LDRs are a fact of life, they're most certainly also a pain in the butt. Anyone who has ever been in an LDR or is currently in one (you poor thing!), do feel free to share. LDRs - beneficial to relationships or just phooey..whaddya think?