Are long distance relationships worth it? | The Tylt
The heart wants what it wants, but what happens when what it wants lives hundreds or even thousands of miles away? Some say long distance relationships are absolutely worth pursing when you know a person is right for you. Others argue LDRs poison relationships from the start. This camp believes long-distance is simply not sustainable, and say you're better off breaking up if distance comes into the picture. What do you think?
Are long distance relationships worth it?
Sometimes, the love of your life doesn't live in the same city, state or country you do. When this is the case, there's nothing left to do but keep your relationship going long-distance.
Oftentimes, life gets in the way. Jobs, school and circumstance can take your significant other away from you, or perhaps you never lived in the same place from the start. Some people say as long as you and your partner have the utmost trust and respect for one another, making long-distance work isn't that difficult. As one person explains on Reddit:
...I totally believe in them. I'm not a romantic person at heart, but what are the chances you will meet someone perfect for you in the same city? Same country? The world is full of seven billion people and most of them don't live within a ten mile radius. That connection exists with some people and doesn't with others, and if you find it you might as well keep it.
Others say long-distance always fails. Being away from your partner and missing them constantly is miserable, and for this reason, most long-distance relationships come to an end.
As Elite Daily's Alison Segelof explains of their own long distance relationship, both partners must have ample time and money to dedicate towards maintaining their romance, or they risk heartbreak:
We were distracted, busy, and unable to give one another the attention we both needed and deserved. Plus, we just didn't have the money our relationship needed to survive.
Others make the argument that once the distance part of your relationship ends, your foundations are stronger than ever before. There's nothing better than being reunited with your love.
Long-distance is like being in a relationship with no reward. You hardly see your partner, and when you do, one or both of you is likely spending a significant amount of money in order to make the reunion possible. You spend your days wishing the person you love most was around—to no avail. Who wants that?