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  • I've been in a long distance relationship for over a year now and the best way I can describe it is...a constant countdown.

  • I'm either counting down the days until I can see him again,

  • or I'm savoring how much time we have left together.

  • It's a strange balance of anticipation and anxiety;

  • and honestly, it can kind of mess with my head if I focus on it too much.

  • But I always like to think of the bigger picture.

  • Being patient is probably the number one rule when you're in an LDR.

  • The worst feeling by far is not knowing when you're going to see each other again,

  • but once you lock in a date and book a flight, that's when the timer begins.

  • No matter what's happening, they're always in the back of your mind.

  • And especially if it's something amazing because you just wish that they were there take experience with you, too.

  • But what keeps me going is knowing that every day, hour and minute that passes, you're that much closer to seeing them.

  • You're gonna have moments of loneliness when you're in an LDR,

  • when you've had a terrible day or you're feeling down, not being able to hug him or even hold his hand is just tough.

  • But there are other ways to show that you are there for them;

  • whether it's a text, a voice memo, skype, even flowers.

  • You communicate and stay intimate in different and innovative ways,

  • and it proves that your relationship is beyond something physical.

  • It's anything but shallow.

  • When you're in an LDR, it forces you to be independent in your relationship.

  • Not having your boyfriend live nearby gives you no option but to do things on your own.

  • You have extra time to work on your job, your interests, your passions,

  • you can spend a quality of time with your friends and family, and just develop strong relationships with them.

  • You'll never be one of those people that just disappear when they get into a relationship.

  • When you're in an LDR, you learn how to rely on yourself.

  • You start to have a love and hate relationship with the airport;

  • and getting ready to see him still gives me butterflies.

  • It's crazy!

  • Once you're there, you literally can't wait to take off the ground.

  • Seeing them on the other side is probably one of the best feelings in the world.

  • It feels like you just saved all your tokens and you're finally cashing them all in.

  • You just appreciate every moment when you're with them because it's something that you've been patiently waiting for.

  • Even little things like getting stuck in traffic or making breakfast, they're all adventures now.

  • I didn't plan to be in a long distance relationship,

  • but love finds you in unexpected places.

  • (This is a book filled with incredible moments of two people falling madly in love)

I've been in a long distance relationship for over a year now and the best way I can describe it is...a constant countdown.

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    Sabrina Hsu posted on 2016/11/11
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