SURVIVING A LONG DISTANCE RELATIONSHIP

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Many persons today especially youths manoeuvre their way to making things work for them not minding if they use the right way or the wrong way, the long cut or the short cut. Now, in relationship most especially the long distant one, because many persons in it, in order to keep up with their partner engage in body contacts of various sort which they think will bridge the gap of the distance in the relationship.

A relationship must first of all be for a purpose, have a pattern, and undergo a process. When the purpose of a relationship is not known, abuse is sure to set in; likewise when a pattern has not been structured out for a relationship, anything is sure to occur. For this reason, we bring you simple ways to follow in order to keep up with a long distant relationship or to advise a friend. Just as there's a purpose for a short distant relationship, there's also a purpose for a long one. No one is better than the other.

According to a 2013 study published in the Journal of Communication, people in long-distance relationships are more likely to share meaningful thoughts and feelings with their partners than those who were not.” ~ Brittany Wong.
Indeed, some research does show that individuals in long-distance relationships may enjoy certain advantages over those who are not. Guess there is some truth to the whole “Absence makes the heart grow fonder” thing!

Here are 8 ways to successfully overcome the challenges of long distance relationships.

1. Keep in touch
This first one is a bit obvious but nonetheless important.
You and your partner do not have the luxury of face-to-face interaction, so
it’s essential that some kind of communication schedule is established. Call, text, or – even better – video chat!

2. Remember the big picture
The long-distance thing won’t last forever, and it’s important that both individuals remind themselves of such. We’re wired for immediate gratification, especially when it comes to the person we love.

3. Remember to celebrate
When two people are apart for an extended period of time, one or both people will reach certain milestones in life (promotion, pay raise, individual goals, etc.). Celebrating each other’s victories can bring your relationship some morale by sharing intimate moments.

4. Temper visiting expectations
If you’re in a long-distance relationship, the chances are that you’ll be able to visit your partner on occasion. It’s easy to anticipate that every visit will be heavenly – and hopefully, it is. Nonetheless, no relationship is perfect. Problems may or may not arise – and it’s important to remember this point.
“There’s so much pressure with visits…
Some trips will be full of great memories and carefree times, and (others) will be full of fighting over big or small issues and that’s okay!”

5. Remember to compliment each other
We all love when our partner gives us a well-timed compliment. Without much face time, it’s easy to “forget” what you like about your sweetheart because they’re not there to remind us. (On that note, make sure to keep plenty of pictures and reminders of the person around!)
Compliments here and there go a long way. “I love your smile.” “I miss your great laugh!” “You’re so beautiful.” “You always make my day.”

6. Be honest
Things are never entirely okay all of the time. Many of us feel some added pressure to emphasize the sense everything is fine – particularly when we’re away from our partner.
This is a mistake.
None of us want our partner to worry. However, it’s healthy that you are both open and honest with each other despite the distance between you.
We’re not meant to allow unresolved inner conflicts to dwell; eventually, these conflicts will come to the surface – which is why it’s so important to be honest consistently.

7. Trust one another
It goes without saying that trust is the backbone of any relationship. When we’re apart from our life partner, it’s even more critical that we assure ourselves of their trustworthiness.
If possible, attempt to resolve any underlying trust issues before your partner leaves. In fact, try to fix
anything that is causing a reasonable degree of uncertainty. It’s much better to address these things while your partner is still in your presence!

There's always a Godly way out of whatever we may think is a burden before us, and most persons see long distance relationships as one. You should not because of keeping up with your partner compromise your standard. If we walk in the wisdom of God, we will definitely see that what lies ahead is greater than what we may be experiencing at the moment and not try to compromise. God alone gives true wisdom.

You can begin a relationship now with the Lord Jesus Christ by saying this prayer:

 Lord Jesus Christ I acknowledge that I am a sinner, I believe in your death and resurrection. I ask you to forgive me my sins, I reject the devil and all his works and l welcome the Holy Spirit into my life. I declare today I am born again and I am a child of God in Jesus name .Amen .
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