Miles Apart…

Most of you have had them or a friend that has had them, the dreaded Long Distance Relationship! Yes I said dreaded, because no one, as far as I know, looks to get into a long distance relationship on purpose. You meet someone on a long vacation and its love at first site (fairytale version), you dated someone in high school and you both went to separate colleges in different states, you’ve been together for years and one of you gets the job opportunity of a lifetime and have to move away. Either way you get there, it wasn’t the plan. You don’t just break up because of the distance, your too in love, or have too much history, or don’t give up that easily. You stick it out and make promises to each other to help the relationship make it through. Everything is great at first, keeping all promises, and going beyond. You see each other about 2 times a month, go on the occasional vacations, send flirty texts throughout the day, etc. But slowly all of those things begin to happen less and less. You begin to have problems that you know wouldn't have surfaced if you got to see each other more and talk to each other more. So what do you do? Where do you stand?

Do you give it time and hope things get better? Do you have a talk with one another and figure out what fell apart and how to keep it up to help the relationship? Ask yourself, is all of this worth it? Or don’t give it thought and just dead it?

There’s so many things you can do, so many routes you can take. It can seem like it consumes you. It kills you inside knowing that you can be so great together if just given the time and chance. Unfortunately, there is no right or wrong answer to this sad scenario. All you can do is go with what truly feels right to you and only you. Make a decision based off what you know will make you happy in the long run.

All you can really do is, BE HONEST WITH YOURSELF.