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Article Teaser: From time to time, life will hand you a twist, and you will be required to move from one place to another - this can be the result of a job transfer, leaving home to attend college, or any of a number of other reasons. When you move from one town to another, it is not always possible to bring your partner with you, and this sometimes leads to the formation of a long distance relationship (LDR).

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Tips For Building a Successful Long Distance Relationship

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From time to time, life will hand you a twist, and you will be required to move from one place to another - this can be the result of a job transfer, leaving home to attend college, or any of a number of other reasons. When you move from one town to another, it is not always possible to bring your partner with you, and this sometimes leads to the formation of a long distance relationship (LDR).

I have to be honest, it takes a very special set of people to engage in the long distance relationship successfully and for a lengthy amount of time. The weaker among us may work to keep the facade, while at the same time looking for companionship closer to home. I will be honest, I am not suited to the long distance relationship, but I have known people who were able to do it successfully over a number of years.

When you have a long distance relationship, it is always good to maintain communication, whether it is through the phone, email or any other possible means. It can be a bit straining and expensive, but that is the only means that will keep the two of you together. These days with Voice Over IP (VOIP) telephone services, the cost of long distance phone services can be drastically reduced, but these services require the user to keep access to a high-speed internet access, in order to successfully utilize the services.

Partners should also maintain a high level of honesty and respect for each other. If you do not trust your partner, you will be kept awake wondering whom they are with and whether they are still faithful.

Do not ask your partner "who were you with?" or "what did you do?" There is a difference between genuine interest and suspicion, and the person whom you ask those questions can usually distinguish between the two motives.

Insecurity will poison and ultimately kill any relationship.

If you find yourself straying, or simply do not love your partner anymore, it is always best to come clean. Do not lie or pretend that you are not going out with someone else. It may be seem more convenient to hide the truth, but if you try, you are just delaying the inevitable breakup.

When you decide to break the relationship, do not leave a message on the answering machine.

Understand if your partner is unable to return your calls immediately, or does not write that often. It may because of a new lifestyle or a pressing job.

It also helps to tell your partner what you did, how you are feeling and where you think the relationship is heading.

Make a habit of visiting each other when it is possible, especially during holidays. This helps break the gap that the distance is putting between you. Absence may make the heart grow fonder, but presence gives it strength. The hellos may seem odd and the goodbyes painful, but it gets easier with time.

Having supportive friends is also an added advantage. Some may think it is an absolute waste of time to maintain a long distance relationship, while others will respect you for trying to hold the relationship together despite the distance.

A long distance relationship is just like any other relationship - the only difference is that you will have to work a little bit harder to stay together. If there is no reason to break up, head on.

Keep in mind that nothing comes in life comes on a silver platter. Relationships like anything else in life requires work to be successful. If you are committed to your significant other and him or her to you, then the long distance relationship is not a bad thing. My brother was involved in a long-distance relationship for more than four years, while he and his current wife were working their way through college. It worked out well in his case, and it could work out well in your case also.

If you find yourself involved in a long distance relationship, you should use this article as a guide to help your relationship be successful in the end. You never really know what cards life is going to deal to you, so invest in what is important to you, and find the fulfillment you have always wanted to find in your own life.


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