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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How to Solve Miscommunication in a Long Distance Relationship

How many times have you been misunderstood in a conversation? Simple conversation suddenly becomes heated argument and it seems as if the person you are talking to has a completely different point of view. We have all been there.   But now imagine this scenario: instead of talking face to face, two people are typing on social media instead of their mother tongue, they might be speaking the only common language for them, maybe english (and neither one of them is an expert in that language)   Now brace yourselves and add to the picture: some cultural differences different time...

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How to Effectively Save Money in Your LDR

We’ve all felt the effects of the major challenges in LDR’s: the distance, the loneliness, the lack of physical contact. But arguably the most forgotten challenge is the cost of it all. Flights, trains, gifts, postage and packaging, phone bills, the list is endless. Saving up for the next visit can be a daunting task, and often feels endless. Below are some ways to help make saving up easier, and ways to make your LDR more cost effective. Set up a Fund We don't mean a GoFundMe; more so a personal fund. In LDR’s, most of the time there’s something...

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