No one ever said being in a long distance relationship was going to be easy. Truth is, no relationship is easy, period.
You’re opening your mind, heart, and everything you’ve got to someone. You do this to interact with an individual that may have been raised completely different than you, if thinking about geographical locations. This, of course may include different customs and beliefs. And oh boy, do they may come into play! Not only that, but what about when different point of views and interpretations of the “rules” clash?
It is hard.
If in a relationship where proximity and different time zones is not an issue, there may be moments of frustration, long distance and time zones can sure add weight to this feeling. There are moments of confusion here and there, pointless arguments that although “inoffensive” they can quickly escalate if neither measures the weight of their words. But like I said, this is almost guaranteed to happen in every relationship from time to time. Of course there’s no hate in the words, simply competitiveness to see who’s better out of both of you. Who doesn’t like a little bit of power and a victory once in a while?
What happens when one falls, and you are not present to pick it up? In some way it gives that sense of being cheated. It’s a weird feeling since you can only see and be a guide but cannot pick it up for yourself.
Sure, there is a thrill that may be added to hearing and seeing your significant other and seeing their actions. It’s fun and special, I admit. But how do you feel when one of them is demolished by thin air? Words. Use your words, advise him/her the best in hopes that it will soon be standing up. Keep going from where you left off and maybe, just maybe, if you are lucky: he/she will try his/her best to not stumble and throw your Uno cards face up again.
Happy 10 Months, Grant ❤