Relationships aren’t particularly easy and when it comes to maintaining the affection with someone who lives miles away from you, it gets even uphill. Because they are the ones dearest to your heart, yet farthest from your self. So if you ever have been in a long distance relationship, you can easily relate to these 23 struggles that would inevitably be making your love look like a tragedy-
#1 Birthdays aren’t special without your loved ones. Nor are anniversaries or any other event if you don’t have your special person with you. No wonder long distance relationships fail to amuse many.
#2 You so badly want a hug on your off days, and yet you are destined to wallow unto yourself because you are the elite few to be in a LDR!
#3 All of a sudden, happy couples roaming about hand in hand, blissfully smiling and chatting away seem to dot the city landscape. A sure shot way to make you miss your significant other even more.
#4 You are not only bothered by the problems that tag along with any relationship. Relationship problems in your case encompass communication problems, distance problems, space problems, time problem, miles, kilometers, yards problems and what not!
#5 And if all the gloom of being miles away from your bae wasn’t enough, even statistics don’t work highly in favour of long distance relationships.
#6 And because you don’t get to spend enough time with the love of your life, you hate it when you see pics of them chilling out with their other friends.
#7 And then you end up hating yourself because you are so jealous (for no reason whatsoever)!
#8 Since you don’t meet each other, your phone is the only way of communication and like all other technological things, you will inevitably feel dull and out on long phone conversations.
#9 Also, being on the phone for long unearthly hours can prove to be such a nuisance!
#10 And when you are angry and pissed off with the love of your life, you can’t even vent your anger properly. The only option available for you is Facetiming and blame it on the shitty network that makes you want to pull your hairs out in frustration and fury of a half baked conversation.
#11 Having a heart to heart conversation to sort things out is so much of a necessity but for you it’s a luxury you cannot afford!
#12 Above all, it’s also quite hard trying to convince family and friends that LDR is a real thing and that it can work just as fine as other (fingers crossed!).
#13 And even when you have convinced everyone else that you are pretty comfortable with your long distance relationship, you know it’s far from the truth. For, you find yourself constantly worrying about being cheated on or being not the priority in your partner’s life.
#14 LDRs can very easily be an ‘illusion’ and though there would be many who vouch that distance makes the heart go fonder, it can even make you go berserk at times.
#15 And with all that distance, it’s only obvious that romantic dates, long drives, fun night outs, candle night dinners are only a realm of the fantasy world for you.
#16 It’s worse when you are looking super amazing all dressed up and want to feel the sensation of sweet nothings being whispered in your ears. But what you are left experiencing is complete emptiness. Ooh, the heartbreak!
#17 You so yearn for face to face conversations with those puppy faces and love struck stares. But the emotionless world of digital media doesn’t endow such warmth in your relationship.
#18 Specifically for someone who isn’t very articulate with words, you rely on your eyes and gestures to show the love but the screen in between (=a thousand of miles in perspective) sets you off.
#19 So what you are left with is a bucket full of tears as you cry reminiscing all happy memories. But no, you aren’t yet lucky enough to be blessed with the comfort of an imminent meeting.
#20 And hell yeah, you have lost all memory of how it feels to get physically intimate with someone. You really miss all the coochie coos and lovey doveys.
#21 You are (always) so desperate to meet but also dread it because the anticipation of a meet up signifies an even harder phase of goodbyes.
#22 It’s even worse if you are someone who doesn’t like to travel much. But you are bound to if you have to enjoy the once in a blue moon date with your long distance love.
#23 You also have this overwhelmingly strong urge to give up on your relation once and for all because it’s all so shitty.