Can long distance relationship actually work?
Most Helpful Guy
It has it's pros and cons but only if two people are really willing to be together and are making efforts whenever needed.
Long distance relationships are much more complicated and hence it requires a lot of efforts and patience to make it work (This is why most of the times people give up).
How can you be sure without even experiencing that it will work or not?
Even if it doesn't what is the harm in trying? You are always in for experiencing something new!
Choice is yours.
GOOD Luck ! ;)
Most Helpful Girl
If yr relationship can't survive a LDR phase, then yr relationship isn't actually a relationship.
In fact, I'd strongly recommend putting EVERY relationship through a LDR phase before entering into a more permanent commitment... for all sorts of reasons. Here are a few of the most important.
1) A LDR ensures that both of you have independent existences.
(When both partners are around each other all the time, it's too easy for one partner's life and schedule to dominate the couple's life, and for the other to just... try to fit into the proverbial cracks.)
2) A LDR tests the true strength of yr relationship MINUS the sexual attraction part.
This is MORE important if the sexual attraction itself is blinding hot -- because, in that case, it's often impossible NOT to be blinded by lust when yr partner is nearby. Oh believe me.
3) A LDR teaches you some delayed gratification. LOL
Seriously, it really puts yr value of commitment to the test. If you can't "hold out" until the next time you see yr partner... then, what is yr "commitment" worth? Not much...
4) You can make more intelligently planned decisions about living arrangements and so on, since no one's being thrown into cohabiting right away.
Also, if at least one of the two people has to make a big move for you to be together, then, you'll be versed in making these big life decisions BEFORE it's time to think about marriage, buying a house, having children, etc. (Lots of couples don't have to think about things like moving until that point... and then things just kinda explode in their faces.)
My husband and I were LDR for 14 months, starting the day after we met -- and that worked out wonderfully, in every possible way. 18 years later... 16.5 years married... and it's still getting better, and HOTTER, with us every day of every month of every year.
Would recommend to friends.1