If you've ever had to spend a significant amount of time away from your partner, you know exactly how difficult it can be. Many times, long-distance relationships end in breakups, and because they crash and burn so often, they tend to be frowned upon by many people. Nevertheless, like everything else, they have their pros and cons.
Just because there are miles separating you and the person you love, doesn't mean that you can't have a healthy relationship. Here's why you should possibly consider this type of relationship.
The emotional connection can still be strong.
Being able to physically touch your partner is a great way to show affection and enhance the connection that you share, but true love isn't directly tied to physical contact. Long distance relationships force you to focus on the emotional aspect of a relationship.
You don't need your partner around.
Some people are just naturally more clingy than others and can't stand being away from their lover. There's nothing wrong with that, but for people who enjoy their independence, it's easy to feel like you're being suffocated.
You are focused on your career.
Juggling a relationship and climbing the ranks in your career field is a tough task. Ask around and you'll find that many people either choose one or the other because of how difficult it is to maintain both. However, a long distance relationship could be the perfect option for career oriented people because you get the best of both worlds. It removes some of the pressures of being in a relationship in the same city as your partner, but still provides much of the emotional connection.
Your partner can't smother you.
They say that absence makes the heart grow fonder. That's especially true if you're one of those people that absolutely need your space. Being away from your partner could actually bring the two of you closer together.
It reminds you how much you care for your partner.
With a partner far away, it could make being faithful a bit more difficult. It would be simple to break things off and just do you, but making the choice to remain faithful to your partner makes it evident how much that person means to you.