Long Distance Cut Short
Sometimes absence makes you realise you’re both not meant for each other.
Making a long-distance relationship work isn’t easy — you can’t talk to your partner as often as you’d like to due to the time difference and as for physical intimacy? Forget about it. But this doesn’t mean a long distance relationship is doomed to fail. However, if you’re seeing any of these red flags, it might be time to reconsider your future together.
Scenario #1: Relocation Isn’t Part Of The Plan
If you’re looking to have a future together with your partner (that is, you’re planning to get married and have kids eventually), then at the end of the day, you two must want to be together physically. Are you prepared to say goodbye to your career and friends, and start over in a foreign country?
Scenario #2: Communication Is A OneSided Affair
It can be difficult to keep up with your partner’s life considering the differences in time zones and lifestyles. But surely you can both make time to chat and keep each other updated on what’s happening in your lives, right? If you both find it a chore, then you might have a problem. But you should also keep this in mind: There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to communicating in a relationship, just as there’s no set number of hours you need to spend talking to each other. What’s more important is that the both of you are on the same page about what you expect from the relationship.
Scenario #3: You Don’t Trust Each Other
There’s the constant fear that your partner might find someone else when you’re both apart but this is why trust is important. It might be uncomfortable to talk about the jealousy issues affecting your relationship at first, but it pays to lay them out on the table and see how you can assuage each other’s fears and insecurities. But if the situation doesn’t improve, it might be time to walk away.
Scenario #4: Your Relationship Has Run Its Course
Fact is people change and even the happiest of couples sometimes drift apart after a while. When this happens, it might be time for the both of you to move on with your lives. At the end of the day, you can try to make an LDR work, but if a problem keeps reaccuring, cutting it short might save you a whole lot of pain in the long run.