Find out why a LDR isn't so bad after all.
By Grace Pamer
For some people, a long-distance relationship can seem like a tremendous hurdle to overcome, and many couples who are apart can frequently see these relationships as positive instead of negative. Celebrities are no exception. One celebrity couple that speaks openly about the benefits of long-distance partnerships is Victoria and David Beckham.
Their busy careers frequently keep them apart, forcing them to have separate homes. However, they feel the distance doesn't take from their love. Instead, they feel that the extra space enhances it. The key to understanding how to make a long-distance relationship work is to change your way of thinking.
A long-distance relationship can improve your life. Here are five benefits of a long-distance relationship:
1. It can lead to a happier you.
Having a lot of time to yourself, as long as you use it to your advantage, can lead to a healthier mind, body, and spirit. You'll have more time to follow your own dreams.
You can work on your career or further your education so that when the time comes for you and your partner to settle down, you'll be in a better place in your life. You can take time to care for your body by getting fit or relaxing in a hot bath, which will enhance your self-esteem and overall well-being.
2. You get to have it "all."
Many singles yearn for companionship and love, while many people who are in relationships yearn for the freedom they had when single. In a long-distance relationship, you have both a loving, supportive partner and time to yourself. It's the perfect combination of some of the best elements of single life and dating.
3. No one will resent your relationship.
If you talk to many unhappy couples, you will hear stories like, "I was going to get my Master's degree, but I met my love and settled down." In the passion of love, it is easy to put aside dreams because it feels as if nothing else matters.
But years later, that can impact a relationship negatively. There is plenty of time for you to pursue becoming your own person when your partner is far away.
4. It can make the relationship stronger and healthier.
When two people in love are also fulfilling their own hopes and dreams, that positive energy will spill over into their relationship. A couple is only as strong as the two individuals who form it. If either partner feels they have no free time, missed out on their dreams or lack fulfillment, the relationship is bound to suffer.
5. You can still keep the romance alive.
Being apart doesn't mean that you'll be treating each other like strangers. You can find ways to connect every day and even tell your lover goodnight each night. With modern advancements like Skype, you can even see each other's faces and talk about your day while eating dinner at the table.
Don't think of these types of relationships as dispassionate and lonely. Absence can make the heart grow fonder.
You'll be even more passionate and romantic if you find unique ways to stay bonded though physically separated. For reasons like these, long-distance relationships can be very healthy. Being able to be the best "you" while having a deep, loving commitment to one another can truly be the best of both worlds.