Being in a long-distance relationship is one of the hardest things you’ll ever have to do in your life. Whether this is a one-off occurrence for you as a couple or an ongoing situation, these quotes will pick you up if you’re feeling a bit down about being away from your special someone.
“Absence makes the heart grow fonder.” — Eleanor Roosevelt
Firstly, an oldie but a goodie. There’s nothing like being forced to be apart from your other half that will make you love and appreciate them more than ever before. It feels like hell at the time, but it’s worth it in the end as you come out the other side a stronger couple.
“Distance is just a test to see how far love can travel.” — Unknown
Even if you think you’re the strongest couple in the world and you can’t get any stronger, distance can add a whole new level to your relationship. And if you don’t survive it? Well, your relationship probably wasn’t all that solid to begin with.
“Being apart teaches us how to be together.” — Tripti Srivastava
Because distance encourages gratitude for the times that you are physically together as a couple, you’ll find that you’re much more tolerant of any bad habits that your partner was displaying before. Or, you’ll disregard them completely. Why? Well, in the grand scheme of things, they just won’t matter.
“Love will travel as far as you will let it. It has no limits.” — Dee King
It’s irrelevant whether your other half is 30 minutes down the highway or halfway around the world. If you guys are both serious about getting through this tough situation and overcoming the distance, you will. It’s as simple as that.
“Distance unites missing beats of two hearts in love.” — Munia Khan
You can take comfort in the fact that you and your partner are in a long relationship together. It’s kind of ironic because, even though physically you’ve never been further apart, it pulls you together emotionally.
“Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, it inflames the great.” — Roger de Bussy-Rabutin
Like I mentioned before, if your relationship isn’t rock solid to start with, you’ll find that it will either make or break you as a couple. If it does end up breaking you, don’t feel bad. It obviously wasn’t meant to be.
“Missing someone is a part of loving them. If you’re never apart, you’ll never really know how strong your love is.” — Unknown
Long distance is the ultimate relationship test. And you need these tests to work out whether your love will last and if it’s worth putting in all this time, money and energy. I mean, nobody wants to waste their efforts, right?
“Distance means so little when someone means so much.” — Tom McNeal
If you guys both truly love each other, distance will just seem like a little bump in the road on your journey to long-lasting happiness. You’ll be able to put a positive spin on it, realizing that it won’t last forever and it’ll make your relationship unbreakable.
“The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.” Charles D*ckens
I’ve been in an on/off long-distance relationship for almost four years. I find if I’m really struggling, I just imagine the sheer joy of seeing my other half again. Every time we’re apart and we meet up again, it’s always wondrous. And that’s how you know that your relationship will survive the test of time.
“No matter how far you manage to go, distance will never be able to erase those beautiful memories. There is so much goodness that we shared together.” — Lucy Aims
Similarly, if I’m having a bad day, I think about the last time my partner and I were physically together. When you’ve only just left each other, these joyful memories can make you feel good for weeks afterward.
“Missing someone gets easier every day because even though you are one day further from the last time you saw them, you are one day closer to the next time you will.” — Unknown
What will help you the most is if you have a plan in place for the next time you’re going to meet up with your long-distance love. Then you can simply count down the days until you see each other. Together.
“One day the plane ticket will be one way.” — Unknown
Even though no one can deny how difficult long-distance relationships can be, rest assured that this is a temporary situation. If you’re a robust couple and both committed to overcoming the distance, you’ll do it. And imagine how sweet life will be when you rarely have to be physically apart ever again.
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