Being in a long distance relationship can be challenging, but it’s not a hopeless situation. For some people, it is fun and exciting. It often calls for time, creativity, loyalty and passion to make things work. On the other hand, the trials of being in a commitment to someone far from you can be depressing at times. It’s normal for people to think about what-ifs, especially if they don’t know what’s happening on the other side of the world. This may lead to misunderstandings and it is vital to seek for solutions right away to prevent big fights. If you are alone and you need motivation about this kind of relationship, here are some long distance relationship quotes created by Gladys Cyrene B. Dagal. She is in a relationship with Kevin Brennan for more than a year as of today. Despite being in two different continents and going through many struggles, they live according to their promises and beliefs about true love.
“It’s not how far you are. It’s the connection between you and me. It’s how close you make me feel.”
Long distance romantic relationships are born out of connections. It is vital to keep that connection strong as the relationship goes on. Do not focus on the distance. Focus on how you feel and how you can make each other feel important. Spare some time to make a call or leave a message whenever possible.
“Respect is what I ask and respect is what I will give.”
Some people who are into long distance relationships end up hurting each other because they fail to stay faithful. Loyalty is the foundation of trust and it cannot be achieved without honesty. Never think that it’s okay to play with others because your partner isn’t with you. If you don’t want to be treated like a chump, don’t disrespect your partner. Be faithful.
“Love is not a fairy tale. It’s a reality that people should work on.”
It’s not always about pink roses. Lovers have quarrels and differences, too. There are no perfect relationships in this world because there are no two people alike. You must learn to understand each other and work on your shortcomings to have a fruitful relationship. There is no magic wand to achieve a perfect relationship. You can’t always patch up things with a bouquet of roses. You need to go to the core of your relationship and make it strong.
“When I think of all the tomorrows I can be with you, I find strength to get through today.”
Waiting is the hardest part of being in an LDR. You have to wait for the time that you can meet each other face to face and hold each other. Don’t feel helpless. Your waiting time will be worth it if both of you believe and work on ways to be together soon.
“There’s no thrill in life without risks.”
Many people are not in favor of long-distance commitments because they think of the bad things that might happen. Though there are lots of individuals who have been through heartaches due to LDRs, this doesn’t mean that all relationship-seekers are cheaters. If you are searching for a partner online or through other methods, try to know your prospects well and give the one that you trust most a chance to prove his or her intentions. You will never know things unless you try.
“Mingling with flirty singles while in a relationship is like holding a delicious slice of pizza, staring at it and saying you won’t eat it.”
No matter how good you are as a person, you have to remember that you are only human. You have emotions and cravings that may or may not be good for you. If you are in a relationship and you don’t want to hurt your partner’s feelings, avoid getting yourself into situations that you might get stuck in. You can make friends with other people, but know your limits. If you push yourself too hard just because you trust yourself too much, you may end up making mistakes that you’ll regret for a lifetime. Most hookups happen unexpectedly to people because they are with the wrong company. You can’t immerse yourself in temptation and expect that you won’t be affected by it. Instead of giving yourself a hard time, find friends that you can trust or do things that you are fond of. Develop a hobby and communicate to your partner about it. It can be an exciting new topic next time you talk.
“I am a candle and you are my matchstick. Without any of us, there won’t be light in our paths.”
A candle and a matchstick are two different things, but together they can function as a team. Most couples who are into long distance relationships come from different places, races and upbringings. By accepting your differences, you can actually complement each other in many ways. Like a candle sparked by a matchstick, you can enlighten each other’s paths together.
“Challenges are not reasons to give up. They are reasons for us to find the meaning of our relationship.”
Misunderstandings are common among people. Even people who are into far away relationships are not excluded from them. Misunderstandings are products of mix ups and differences. When couples are faced with adversities, it is important to think well and talk openly to avoid bigger problems. Anger will not help resolve problems. You must learn to look back on the things that made you choose the person you are with now and what you can do to make your relationship better. Talk as much as you can to understand each other’s insights and listen, too. As you find the true meaning and value of each other, you will find many reasons to hold on.
“Touching is not only done by running your fingers through someone’s skin. It’s doing something that can make someone tingle from the inside. The best kind of touch is when you touch a person’s soul.”
Send a card, make a special message, remind the person that you love how special he or she is. People who are happy in long distance relationships are those who know how to praise each other very well. Let the person know how much you admire him or her. After all, that’s the least you can do to make your partner feel important.
“Long-distance relationships are not threatened by distance. They are strengthened by it.”
They say that two heads are better than one. This can be true, but it’s hard to apply for those who are into LDRs. Since they are in two different places at different time zones, it’s normal to feel lonely from time to time. Despite this, those who are into far away relationships and those who are planning to commit into such should look at the bright side. Those who were able to overcome their dilemmas while far from their loved ones are able to enjoy stronger relationships once they are already together. It’s easier for two people who have known each other from afar to work things out once they are living together than for two people who are used to living together to adjust into living in separate worlds.
“There are so many ways to have fun, especially in this digital age. Love is not excluded from the fun.”
If you are wondering how people in long distance romantic relationships survive, it’s because they know how to have fun no matter how far they are. There are many ways to bond these days and you might be surprised to know that some people in LDRs actually spend more time ‘together’ than those who are in physical relationships. It’s not impossible to do some crazy stuff over the Internet or share some funny stories over the phone. All you have to do is plan and do things as you please. The modern day world is a platform of possibilities.
“Love one and not two, especially if you don’t want to argue. Pick someone you trust and not the one you lust.”
Some think that they can get away with their acts of unfaithfulness, particularly if they are living far from their partners. Making two people fall for you at the same time is not good, especially if you know that you only love one of them. Save yourself from dilemmas and think about the future. You don’t want to end up alone and regretful just because you want to try being with someone else or you’re too curious how it would be like. Don’t choose a partner because of superficial features. Instead, choose someone that has intrinsic good qualities that won’t fade through the years. You don’t want to be with a man or a woman who loves you because of your money or looks. You’d certainly like someone who truly cares about you. If you’ve found that person, stick to your commitment because in time, your efforts will all pay off.