I’ve always said that I would have never understood a long-distance relationship (or more so, an international relationship!). how it worked, or how people could possibly fall for one another over the phone if I hadn’t found myself in this same situation. Long-Distance Relationship Support was vital for us at the beginning of our relationship #ldrcommunity.
Having experienced this, and have married a man I’ve only visited twice, I can now see exactly how it all works. I know firsthand what it’s like to fall in love with someone’s laugh, someone’s voice, and someone’s soul. And what better way to build a truly solid foundation, than to fall in love with someone for who they are, without the distraction of physical contact?
If you are or have ever been, in a long-distance relationship then you probably already know the criticism that comes along with it. The judgment, the sideways glances. the whispers and the utter confusion as to how you could possibly fall in love with someone that you’ve never physically touched. It hurts, even more, when these reactions are coming from the ones closest to you, like family or friends. Although they probably mean no harm in their opinions, and they’re probably genuinely concerned for you (or your heart), it doesn’t make it easy to open up and talk to anyone who simply won’t understand.
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One of the things I’ve heard from others in LDR’s, is how intimidating and convincing family and friends’ opinions can be. then how easily they can make you feel as if what you’re feeling isn’t real, or as if you must be absolutely insane.
Truthfully, if you hear it enough, you just might start to believe it. And on top of that pressure, it’s sometimes the words of those closest to you, that can make you second guess yourself even when you were once so sure.
As long as no one’s physical safety is in danger, I always say to not let their family or friends’ misunderstanding of an LDR stop you from possibly having your happily ever after. You’re the one in this relationship, after all, and nobody could possibly tell you what you’re feeling is wrong. Always remember that this is your life, and you are in control of it.
However, LDR’s aren’t the easiest types of relationships. It can get extremely hard for a lot of people and without support from those surrounding you, you can start to feel hopeless and completely alone.
Jon and I creating a joint LDR page on social media and we looked for other LDR couples online. And to our surprise, there are thousands upon thousands! We found this extremely refreshing it was so great to see so many others in the same situation.
There are forums, group pages, or other joint pages, like ours. You can get the support from other LDR couples, #ldrcommunity
Social Media And Community
Instagram It allows you to follow, and be followed.
You can share photos from your LDR just Search for “long-distance relationships or LDR ”. Keep up with other LDR stories, successes and follow as they closed the distance. It can be a very empowering way to help you cope with your own LDR.
www.Facebook.com is the number one social media website. It’s very easy to find groups. There are several for the picking, just chose which one suits you the best!
dailystrength is an online support site dedicated to helping people with many issues they may be experiencing in life. For example, PTSD, breakups and divorces, depression, anxiety and yes, long distance relationships!(See? LDR’s aren’t as uncommon as some may think!)
Tumblr is a social networking site. It allows users to create their own personal blog. you can add pictures, videos, music links etc. It’s best described as a mix between Facebook, Instagram, and a blog site. I’ve found several LDR blogs here where people can post “notes” and interact with one another.
LDR’s really can work check out our featured couples videos. Long-Distance Relationship Support #ldrcommunity.