Future plans and the thought of spending physical time together is what keeps long-distance relationships alive. If you and your sweetie used to have a calendar full of plans together, and now the calendar is empty, it’s important to recognize this and question what has changed. Of course, there are practical reasons why you aren’t logging tons of frequent flyer miles to see each other (lack of funds, a major deadline at work, etc.). But, it could mean that your partner no longer wants to commit to future plans with you, which means they no longer see a future with you.
There is no end in sight.
Countless couples find themselves separated over a period of time for different reasons. Two lovebirds may have to attend different colleges or one partner may be forced to relocate to a new city to pursue a job opportunity. However, the important thing is for couples to communicate and have a plan to change the situation. If you and your significant other are living apart, and you never discuss when and how you are going to be in the same zip code, it’s time to question your decision to stay together. There’s only so long a romantic relationship can survive based on phone calls and weekend rendezvous.
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There is a lesson to be learned here: long-distance relationships can work, but they can be difficult to manage. Ending a relationship is never easy. It’s important to be honest with yourself and make sure you are truly happy and fulfilled, especially when you’re apart. If you find yourself in a similar situation, be sure to keep these warning signs in mind.
Have you ever been in a long-distance relationship? If so, how have you known when it was time to end it? Share in the comments below.