When you start a long distance relationship you know there will be many obstacles along the way and many things to sort out. But will your relationship be worth all the troubles, or is the physical distance between you and your partner bound to cause the end of your relationship?
There was a time when long distance relationships took even more effort than they do today. They rarely worked out, simply because communication was slow and delayed. Couples had a very difficult time staying in touch with each other because phone calls were very expensive. Today, with high speed internet, flat rate calls, text messages, and many other ways of communication, staying in touch is no longer as difficult as it used to be in the past. You can stay close even over a long period of separation from your partner. But despite all the advances in technology, that doesn’t mean it’s going to be a cake walk for you and your partner while you’re physically apart.
With that being said, how well your long distance relationship works out is up to you and your partner. So do you have what it takes to make it last? Do you think you’ll be able to keep the love alive?
Today, New Jersey Singles reviews the top five signs your long distance relationship will work.
- You know each other very well.
Some long distance relationships are born from dating sites, so clearly there will still be things to learn about each other. However, even if you don’t know each other well, there should be a desire to get to know each other. Often, a long distance relationship is stronger when you’ve known each other for a long time and have to endure physical distance due to a job transfer or the military.
- There’s mutual trust.
There’s nothing like jealousy to destroy a relationship, even more so when it’s a long distance relationship. You have to be able to trust your partner completely without any doubts. When there’s love, there’s trust, so that will help out, just be aware that it’s easier to become suspicious when you have no idea what your partner is doing.
- You communicate well.
Most of your daily contact is likely to be through phone calls or video chatting. You’ll be using Skype, text messages, and phone calls to stay connected with each other. There will be times when you’ll be without outside means of judging a conversation, such as body language, expressions, or even the tone of voice. You’ll have to work out how you communicate with each other and learn as you go along.
- You are willing to make sacrifices.
There will be times when you’ll have to skip going out with your friends so you can Skype with your partner or get up really early to talk on the phone. Having a relationship over distance means you’re not always on the same time schedule. You may have to stay in instead of meeting up with friends or give up time doing other things you love so you can talk to them.
- You love each other.
If you love each other, you greatly increase your chances of your long distance relationship working. If you’re not there yet, a long distance relationship will not be the best relationship for you. Test the waters first before pressuring yourselves to commit to something long-term. If love grows, that’s great, and if not, you can have an amicable split without hurt feelings.
So do you have what it takes to make your LDR successful, or is your relationship headed for the rocks?
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