Do you think long distance relationships work?
• Trinidad And Tobago
28 Nov 06
Long distance relationships can work. I had a long distance relationship with my then boyfriend (now husband) for about a year. I was in the U.S. and he was in Trinidad, in the Caribbean. It was very difficult, and I missed him like crazy, but we held on and stayed true to each other. We had arguments, but we resolved them by email and phone. We became stronger as a couple and were even more committed and in love by the time I returned to Trinidad. It isn’t easy though. It’s probably one of the most difficult things to deal with emotionally.
26 Nov 06
I think that long distance relationships can work only if they meet at least one time a month and if their love is powerfull and sincere.Otherwise it doesn't really have many chances because eyes that don't see eachother,are forgotten with the time...
• United States
26 Nov 06
No I don't think they work in the long run. Short term might be okay? Ultimately I think if you want to be in a relationship, you want someone actually there. Not 1,000 miles away. Talking on the phone and emails are just not the same as the person being there with you.
28 Nov 06
It depends on what you're trying to get from the relationship. If you want to get married eventually and they're just away for a while, then stick with it till they come back. It's also a good thing for a married couple to have that trust that they can be away for a while and the other one doing just fine while they're away. If on the other hand you plan on sleeping with them every once in a while when they visit you, then tell them you'll be around for them, but you're also going to see other people, then just keep in touch with them. Finally, you'd be surprised how often this is, but many couples go into long distance relationships without really any goal other than staying together. Comming from the outside, I find it a little rude for them to do that to each other. They're not really progressing, they don't really have a goal with each other, and they're just trying to hold each other back from finding what they want. In which case my suggestion would be to break it off and find someone you'll be happy with for whatever you want.
4 May 11
Hi there! I can say YES, all kinds of relatioships works..even if it is long distance. My girl and I got apart for 2 years but we're still together now, going strong. Yes, it's very hard to have a long distance realtionship that your loved one is far away from you. But it all depends to both of you on how you will manage your relationship. Distance is not a basis for a harmonious, happy and strong relationship. Distance is just distance, LOVE conquers everything