Are Online Relationships “In Real Life”?

  Ask yourself, are online relationships in real life relationships? The answer is yes, and I’m going to tell you why.   My partner and I met online in 2011. We would stay up late messaging each other, sharing jokes, video chatting – you name it. We had fun together and every moment between us, on the phone, over video calls or over text, made the butterflies in my stomach go nuts. So when someone told me my relationship wasn’t real because we hadn’t met in person yet, it confused me. We had met, we had spent time together. It...

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How to Deal with Arguments in a Long Distance Relationship

Let’s be real; no one likes to argue. It’s the worst 😩 Unfortunately in any relationship arguments are bound to happen. I feel they are even more common in long distance relationships because miscommunication is much more common, ugh! So after six years in an ldr I feel like I've mastered the art of long-distance arguing. It’s important to try to argue mindfully, to improve the communication and have the conversation be effective and not harmful. In other words, fight fair and for a reason. Know what the issue is, and stick to that subject. Don’t let it escalate and bring...

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DIY: Balloon Countdown To Your Long-Distance Love

One of the more exciting parts of being in an ldr is counting down the days until you see your person again. Marking down days on  calendar can be fun, but if you’re a little extra this DIY is definitely for you. What You'll Need •Balloons •Twine/string •Sewing Needle •Printables •Tape •Scissors         First, grab some balloons, any balloons!! You can use as many as you’d like, for the sake of this tutorial we’re going to use 5. Next gather the rest of the items on the list. You can download your free printables at the end...

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Long Distance Relationship Movies You’ve Probably Never Seen

  So we all know there are movies out there where the plot revolves around a long-distance relationship, and those movies are totally cute and relatable! But some of us in long-distance relationship met our partners online, and finding movies that relate to that specific aspect of our romantic journey in a positive way can be hard to find. Personally, I can’t stand watching a movie that highlights the worst scenarios, or the negative stereotypes of meeting someone online. It’s not like there is anything wrong with these movies per say, but they just get old. And I’m not saying...

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Things NOT to Say to Someone in a Long Distance Relationship

Being in a long-distance relationship already sucks, but you just get reminded of that every time a possibly well-intentioned (but mostly insensitive) comment is thrown your way. These comments get real old, real fast. Here are just some of the top offenders I’ve heard over the past six years my partner and I have been together. (Caution this article contains serious attitude)! [caption id="attachment_1326" align="aligncenter" width="500"] F. B. Productions, 20th Century Fox, H. Entertainment / GIPHY[/caption] “Why are you on your phone so much?” How else do you communicate with someone that’s not in the room? “Is it even worth...

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How to Survive Long-Haul Flights

"Honestly though, you would be surprised how nice it feels to brush your teeth or even change your shirt during a really long flight!" The general rule of thumb is that any flight that is more than 6 hours can be considered a long-haul flight. Let’s be real, flying for more than 6 hours is killer. If you’re unprepared for the journey it can be even more daunting. Not all long-haul flights have to be miserable and uncomfortable! Between my boyfriend and I, we have experienced 14 long-haul flights combined. They suck, but here are some tips that we both...

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Do’s & Don’ts of International Shipping

When you're mailing a package, there are many different services available to you, and tons of rules you need to follow depending on the countries involved. If it's your first time shipping to a different country, it could be a little overwhelming but it doesn't totally have to be!   DO: Check shipping restrictions. DON’T: Mail items that are illegal in your country, or the country you are shipping to. Shipping restrictions just mean that you are to follow custom laws and what each country deems appropriate. Prohibited items are all country specific, but a quick google search will help...

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Cute, Fun & Helpful Apps for Long Distance Couples

There are hundreds of applications you can use to communicate with your significant other when they're far away. There’s Skype, Google Hangout, Facebook Messenger, Snapchat, I could go on! But sometimes, you just want something a little more intimate and just for the two of you; that's where this list comes in! Sometimes the choices can be overwhelming, and being in an LDR I can speak first hand for that. Hopefully this list helps you figure out where to start your search! Plus all the apps explained below are free! Couple This app lets you share a private timeline with your partner...

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