I've been with my boyfriend from Florida for a little over a year now. I live in Michigan and was having the hardest time dealing with the distance. I ended up spending a month in Florida and things are going well. I just wonder how long I can handle the distance. I am 24 years old and I am getting antsy. Having a long distance relationship is not the most stable option. I think I want more assurance that all this time is worth the wait. I have one year of school left after this year. Any tips on how to keep my spirits up and do long distance relationships end up working out for the most part? -Trying To Stay Strong In My LDR
Dear Trying To Stay Strong In My LDR,
In any long distance type relationship, communication is the key to keeping your sanity and your relationship together. If you are unsure about your future, talk to your partner about it. What are your plans after you finish school? Will you move closer to your partner or will he move closer to you? Or, are you planning on keeping the long distance relationship? The only real concrete way to get through a long distance relationship is to have firm future plans. Even if it just means you agree on exact dates to visit each other. You need something to look forward to. Think of it as the light at the end of the tunnel. If you're feeling restless, and it sounds like you are, get your future plans agreed uponů one way or another. For more ideas and advice regarding long distance relationships, I encourage you to visit our online love section.