I'm having a bit of a tough time right now. My boyfriend and I have been together for a good few years, however we have recently been forced to become long distance for the next couple of years. We'll still get to see each other every other weekend-ish, but I'm finding it difficult to get used to him being in another city and not getting to see him as often as we'd like. Does anyone have any tips for transitioning to a long distance relationship after being together so long? I feel absolutely miserable right now, and I know that letting myself be miserable isn't helping matters.
Newly long distance Watch
- Thread Starter
- 26-07-2014 17:38
- 26-07-2014 18:26
So, haven't done this. But have done long distance to living together. The summary is - Fridays are glorious, Sundays hell. So, live for Fridays and holidays and look beyond the current time to when you will be together permanently again..
- 26-07-2014 19:02
The best advice I can give is for both of you to get out of the house as much as possible and accept that the other person will have their own schedules and social life while away. It's important to keep in contact with each other and maybe even arrange times to skype during the week. If you don't keep yourself busy, it can be easy for resentment to build up or for one person to feel a little abandoned.
Distance is hard, incredibly hard. The best things you can do are to trust each other and be understanding that it's a difficult situation for you both. It's also a great time for emotional development within a relationship and you may come through it all the stronger.