Being in a long distance relationship, I’ve come to realize that distance robs you of so much. The absence of physical presence strips you of your ability to physically comfort, to deliver care packages, to have quality time, to go on dates, etc. But rather than focusing on what distance takes away from you.. rather than being a victim of distance.. and rather than allowing distance to be the blame for separation.. it becomes an absolute necessity to discover what you can do to make up for what distance fights to tear apart.
It becomes imperative to channel all of your effort in crawling out of that comfort zone and using the medium of words to keep the relationship consistent and emotionally stable. Because literally, all you have left in order to show someone love, is through your ability to speak words of affection, affirmation, comfort. In some ways, I feel blessed to have that sort of emotional connection that sprouts from the vulnerabilities of putting love into words. It’s rare, for one thing. It also creates a meaningful relationship, for another.
But at the end of the day, distance is hard. It’s painful and there is a huge learning curve. But no matter what distance tries to force apart, the effort in putting in your own due diligence to discover all you can do to keep the relationship glued together makes all the difference. All the difference.