5 Things to Know BEFORE Starting a Long Distance Relationship

Long distance relationships are challenging, and they take investments such as sleep deprivation because of time differences, being constantly in phase of money saving, or saying -no- to your friend's party because of your Skype date. Despite this, long distance relationship can be as fulfilling as any romantic relationship, but before you decide to rush into one, there are several topics you could definitely consider discussing with your current or potential partner, and finding your own answers as well :)   1. Trust issues How can I trust you? In long distance relationship shared understanding is crucial to a relationship's success....

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30 Days Long Distance Diaries Challenge Answers Pt 3

So, here we go, it's time for the final Long Distance Diaries Challenge piece, and this time we are focusing on Days 21-30 - and we will also be revealing the winner of our $50 Etsy Gift Card. We hope you enjoy some of our favourite responses below and feel free to continue the challenge here in our forum! Day 21 - Do you plan on getting any pets together? If so, which ones? Angel-of-the-uss-enterprise - Oh my god, so many! We HAVE to get a corgi called Dumpling, and then we’re going to basically go to get a pack...

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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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Advice for Those New to Long Distance Relationships

"The Center for the Study of Long Distance Relationships estimate that roughly 14 million people in the US are in a LDR, and overall, roughly one in 7 couples." So, you’re new to LDRs? Maybe this is your first, or maybe you’ve just entered a new LDR? Or even if you just needed some fresh advice, and new tips, here’s the place for you. I’d imagine it may still feel odd to be in this type of relationship, one where you are so far apart from your significant other; but LDR’s are more common than you might think. The Center...

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Guest Post: Long Distance Insecurities & Advice

"Despite all the distance and greater hardships we have to endure, in the end we’ll fight through it. You fight, because this form of love can overcome any form of distance." My Long Distance Relationship & Insecurities I’m in my first long distance for almost a year now and we are separated by a whole entire Atlantic ocean, also never met each other in real life. We are both young college students who are trying to keep up our grades while coping with the distance. Relationships are hard . Especially when you’re separated by thousands of miles. I’m no expert...

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