In A Long-Distance Relationship? Here Are 5 Questions You’re Probably Always Asked
Long distance relationships had never been appealing before. The thought of being with someone but not actually being with them, missing them constantly, only seeing them at extremely long and expensive intervals while everyone around you is being physically loved-up – no thanks. But as we get older / options decrease* (*delete as appropriate) it’s not such a foreign concept (‘foreign’… ‘long distance’… see what I did there??). Thanks to the good ole advancement in social technology, we can now chat on the phone at cheap rates to someone abroad, we can see photos online of what they’ve been up to, and best of all we can have free video calls for hours and hours. Hopefully they’re still working on how to touch someone virtually… *wink wink*
If you’re someone who is indeed in an ‘LDR’, Glamour magazine have compiled a list of five questions you are likely to be asked any time you mention where your other half is. Do they sound familiar?
1. Why would you ever get into a long-distance relationship?
Your friends may never understand your decision to get into a LDR, which is why this question will probably pepper every conversation they ever have with you. The answer is usually pretty simple: You’re in a long-distance relationship because you are in love, and he/she happens to live in another city. Long-distance dating isn’t for the faint of heart, so if love weren’t on the table, you likely wouldn’t bother with all those flier miles and hotel bills. Duh.
2. When are you going to move to the same place?
Once your friends discover you’re in a LDR, they want to know when you plan to move to the same city, or better yet, run off in a VW van. Honestly, this topic may or may not be a discussion you and your main squeeze are having. Not every LDR will prompt an immediate relocation. Address the question by being honest. Let them know where you’re at with your partner and that you’re in a happy and healthy place, despite the distance. Don’t feel pressured to blurt out a moving date just to get them off your back. If you don’t have plans to move right away, just say so.
3. Aren’t you afraid your boyfriend/girlfriend is cheating?
Listen, any partner could cheat; it doesn’t matter if they’re a thousand miles away or in the same city. Distance has nothing to do with cheating. Long-distance requires a higher level of trust, sure—but that just means that you and your partner have to ramp up communication and honesty. Which are great things to have in any relationship.
Read the rest over at Glamour…
Are any of you Lurvlees in an LDR? What other questions are you asked? What do you think of this type of relationship?