A long-distance relationship can be extremely hard for both partners and learning how to cope with the distance between the two of you can be difficult at best. But long-distance relationships, while difficult, are still just as likely to succeed as any other relationship. As long as the bond is nurtured while the two people are apart, it is still possible to grow and build a wonderful relationship even when two people must be apart.
Especially in a long-distance relationship, defining your expectations is very important to understand how you will move forward as a couple. How much of a commitment are both of you are willing to make? What are your goals for the long-term? Understanding your expectations as well as the expectations of your significant other is a great way to know if both of you are on the same page as far as where you want to end up after the separation is over. Working with a couples counselor can help you learn how to best discuss your expectations with your partner so that you know how the relationship will develop as time goes on.
A longtime dilemma for any couple in a long-distance relationship is, of course, trust. A long-distance relationship simply cannot thrive without trust and this is one of the most important areas to discuss with your partner. Couples counseling can help you work through any trust issues that you currently have and establish what is considered okay and what is considered not okay. Keep reading...
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