Long Distance Relationship: PART I
I am currently sitting in the beautiful sunshine, watching the world go by and wondering what an earth my other half is doing. Yep, I am in a LDR [insert sigh]. Whenever I tell people about my relationship situation, I often get an 'awwww', a bit of pity and a lot of 'I could never be in a LDR.' I am not going to lie, it can be pretty rubbish but you know what, most of the time, I blooming love it. Admittedly, the travelling backwards and forwards is not ideal and also the large amount of my wage that I spend on First Great Western instead of that amazing pair of heels. However, I think there is a lot of things you can learn from a LDR and in this post I am going to share my conclusions.
Organisation is key. This comes very very naturally to me but one thing being in a LDR has taught me is that time splitting is vital. It may sound super boring but it means that my time is better spent and I don't spend hours and hours on the sofa [recently this has not been true as I have been gripped by Luther!] I feel that the word splitting has negative connotations but it makes me a lot more proactive and I get to do so much more fun things, winning!
He has his friends, I have my friends and yes even though they do intertwine; we both do our own thing. That is the great thing about a LDR, nothing has to be given up. I still see my girlfriends on a regular basis and never feel like I miss out on much as I would never be one to sacrifice time with my girls. However, I definitely believe quality over quantity, so I think planning quality time together is equally as important.
Are they worth it? The big question. Even though a LDR may seem scary as its all a bit unknown, I think at the end of the day you need to judge whether its all worth it. Is your precious time and money going to create something that makes you smile even when you aren't together? If the answer is yes, then grab it and go for it.
It is said that distance makes the heart grow fonder, I guess we will have to wait and see..