Monday, 23 February 2015

Dealing With Distance

Dealing With Long Distance Relationships/Friendships advice lifestyle

At the beginning of this month three out of my four close friends at university left to UK to do a semester at a university in America. Whilst it is an amazing opportunity for them and I'm so happy for them that they are there and having an unforgettable time, it's impossible not to miss them. Most days I feel fine but days like today when I'm feeling a bit melancholy I miss them loads. Whether it's having a long distance relationship or living far away from your friends and family, there's no denying that distance isn't easy.

-Take Advantage Of Technology-

I can't imagine how they dealt with having long term relationships in the old days, I really can't! Today's technology makes us so lucky in the sense that we could be on the other side to the world to someone and we can still have a conversation instantly, effortlessly and for free. Distance doesn't mean a lack of communication nowadays, so take advantage of the advances in technology.

-Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder-

Time apart from someone can be hard, but it's not all negative as it can make the next time you see them feel amazing. When you're finally reunited you're overcome with a (without being too cringe) 'butterflies in your tummy, love at first sight' feeling, which really makes the time apart worth it. People say if you can get through a long distance relationship, you can get through anything and I think the same applies to friendships; so try and focus on the positives of time away from each other rather than negatives.

-Keep Sharing & Communicating-

Even when there is distance is a relationship or friendship, emotional distance isn't created between you as long as you make sure that you are still a big part of each others' lives. Make sure they still feel involved with your life and that you're thinking of them always, for example if you're feeling down and lonely, let them know! Not in a overly negative, bring-them-down way, but just express how you're feeling so you can get it off your chest but also so they still feel involved with your life and that they are still able to connect with you. Share silly little aspects of your day as well as the big things to fill in the gaps that are created while they aren't with you.

-Think Long Term-

You may have to spend two years in a long distance relationship while your other half is studying for a degree, and although it might be hard at the time, you've got to think about the long term effects it'll have on your future together. In retrospect, two years is a short time in the grand scheme of things if you're spending you're whole lives together so always remember why you're apart and that it will be worth it in the long term. 

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8 comments

  1. It's hard isn't it? one of my best friends moved to Australia for the year and I miss her so much. A lovely post and has helped me change my perspective on things :) x

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  2. I have a long distance relationship with my partner, he is doing a physics degree but is on his last year. Long distance is tough, but you are right you have to think about the long term :) I love the look of your blog, and your content is great!

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  3. Hey sweetie, thankyou for leaving me your link on Twitter :)

    This is such a beautiful post. I'm currently in a long(ish) distance relationship as my boyfriend is in Gloucester (3 hour drive) from me studying to be a vet. We find it hard at times, but in the long run, it's made our relationship grow so much stronger.

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  4. Great post! I'm in a long distance relationship 100% of the time - my boyfriend is from Brum, and I am from London, and he studies in Brum and is on a year abroad in Russia at the minute! It's tough but worth it x

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  5. That must be so difficult having your friends far away :( I can really relate as my best friend has spent lots of time abroad since school and it's been very difficult to keep in touch. These tips are brilliant though :)
    Love Holly x

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  6. What an amazing post Catherine! Thank you for sharing. Couple of my best friends moved away too and it's so hard to deal with them being so far away. A true friend will always be your true friend no matter how far away they are. These days there are so many great ways to stay connected.

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  7. I love this post! Long distance is horrid, but's so worth it when you come out the other side :) I did a similar post a few months ago - http://lilliesandlipbalm.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/lifestyle-long-distance-relationships.html :)

    x

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  8. its all about trust, we are now in LDR and its hard, but we trust each other and love each other so its easier for us, and skype also helps us a LOT, we can have dinner together and do something together, but there are secrets nobody knows https://kovla.com/blog/10-secrets-to-make-long-distance-relationship-work/ i share them with you, enjoy!

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