I've never been in one, thankfully, but all of a sudden I'm meeting and talking to people that are in long distance relationships (LDR) and they talk about their other-halves so fondly but then there's always a catch in the voices or pain in their eyes as the one person they love the most in the world is on the other side of it or so very far away. I do feel sorry for them. When I'm in a relationship I need quality time (if you didn't take our What's your love language test check Here ). I like to be physical, to kiss, touch, hold and be held. So I almost can't imagine being in love with someone I'm dating and not being able to do all this, the thought alone nearly breaks me.
But for those in Long Distance Relationships;
How do you guys do it?
What coping mechanisms do you use?
How do you stay faithful to your SO even when there are temptations?
How do you deal with not knowing what your SO is up to and who they're spending time with?
What do you do when you're going through a trying period and you desperately need to be with the person you love?
How DO YOU SURVIVE?
I don't mean to be a downer but I just must add that if you've been in a LDR with someone for most of the relationship please before you make that huge step into marriage, spend TIME with them. I know you cannot know everything about someone but you need to be everything you possibly can to be on the safe side. Three people I know were in LDRs the shortest of which was for four years, they got engaged, got reconnected but never got married. Why? They all said they realized they didn't know the person the way they thought they did, or, they noticed things they'd never noticed all through the relationships and these were things they couldn't leave with.
But back to the matter; what is it like to be in a long distance relationship with your significant other?