Life sometimes throws us curve balls, and one of mine, it turns out, is living in separate cities to my boyfriend.
Now, I’m not saying this is the dream setup, but before you dismiss the idea altogether, let’s delve into the intricacies, the opportunities, and the surprisingly enriching aspects of long-distance relationships. They can – trust me – be the quirky rom-com of your life.
Embrace the challenge, I say – even if it involves attempting the skill of counting down and perfectly synchronizing a film on FaceTime together. Not to mention then having synchronize bathroom breaks. Who said romance is dead?
Yeah, it can feel a bit rubbish and lonely – cue the tiny violins.
But the plot twist is that being long distance helps turn you into an independent guru rather than an inter-dependent person. With the miles between the pair of you, there’s ample time to peel back the layers and get to know the person in the mirror. And guess what? You get exclusive access without ‘him’ in the mirror for his daily hair routine.
“Who needs a single postcode when you can have two?”
It may surprise you to learn that 40 per cent of people in the UK have successfully negotiated the challenging seas of a long-distance relationship. This isn’t a unique situation, it seems, Rather, it’s a story that many hearts in the UK have become entangled in.
So, who needs a single postcode when you can have two?
What follows is inevitably a journey of emotional loop-the-loops, and just when you think you might get motion sickness, there it is…the moment of reunion! The gushy feelings of finally being together are the sweet reward for enduring the roller-coaster ride.
Absence truly makes the heart grow fonder.
Long-distance love: making separations less of a ‘farewell’ and more of a ‘to be continued’.