Being in a Long Distance Relationship can be hard. When you tell people that you have fallen in love with someone who you have never met and the utter shock and horror that crosses their face. Being in an LDR can cause a lot of unwanted attention to your relationship from people who enjoy trying to ruin your relationship or just simply don’t understand what it means to be in a long distance relationship. You will receive comments like “ oh he or she will cheat on you”, “ those online relationships don’t work” but I am here to prove those people wrong with this post. I am disproving the myth that long distance relationships don’t work.
On the 18th of April Ryan and I celebrated our one year anniversary together. Yes together. I have known Ryan for a long time and we started a relationship and were together for seven months and yes we did break up and spent a month not speaking to one another because I needed time to think and get my head together and then on April 18th 2018 we became officially a couple. We were together for a short period of time when we met in England for the first time and then he spent two months with me in Ireland which were amazing.
Back to Long Distance
You may have noticed that once Ryan left Ireland to go back home I wrote quite the emotional piece on short term pain for long term gain. When Ryan left I was a mess, I missed him like crazy and I knew I wanted to be with him no matter what and I knew he wanted the same. Although I had people who were negative in my life who told me it wasn’t going to work, that he would cheat on me or just end up getting bored and leaving me I learned to ignore them and do what I wanted to do. I trusted Ryan and I knew that he would never ever hurt me and I was right. As I am writing this I am sitting in our house and waiting for him to come home. Yes, I am now living in New Zealand with the man I love and our Long Distance Relationship did work!!
Let’s not just take my word for it let’s have a look and some others who are helping me disproving the myth that long distance relationships don’t work.
We were U.K./USA, met online at 17, married at 24. Now living together in the UK and we started a podcast to help other people in LDRs.
My American bf and I met in Nashville in 2015. He asked me out on a date when I was visiting Chicago in 2016 and then things developed from there. We were doing long distance for 2 and a half years between UK and USA before we moved to New Zealand together 2 months ago!
I met my partner on a dating app and we lived 200 miles away from each other. After 3 years we are living together. It’s bloody hard but so worth it for the time you spend together. It makes all the moments extra precious. We’ve been living together a year now so we’ve been together 4 years
I met my husband in Tenerife on holiday in April 2005. He lived in Stoke-on-Trent and I was studying in Bournemouth before I spent a year in Germany, then another back in Bournemouth. We moved in together at the end of 2007. Been together 14 years, married 7, now with 2 kids!
I’m in England my husband to be in Auckland, been doing this for 2 years and plan to relocate etc, happiest I’ve ever been
My husband and I did long distance for two years while I finished school… then we got married and have been married for 13 years now!
As you can see there are many other people’s long distance relationships that have worked and they are now living together. Don’t get me wrong, not all long distance relationships work just like other relationships. It takes a lot of time, patience, love, communication and trust to make a one of these relationships work.
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Are you in a long distance relationship? How long have you two been together? Let me know in the comments below!