Is It True Love? 9 Signs Of A Strong Long Distance Relationship
Is it real or just in your head?
With long-distance relationships, the illusion of love is very easy to maintain. You and your partner are not exposed to each other long enough to pick out potential deal breakers and pet peeves. So how exactly will you know that what you have is the real deal? How will you know that you are not just another one of those basic LDR couples that think they are in love but can’t sustain a one on one conversation?
Below is the answer, in the form of nine signs that your LDR is running on 100%, true love.
You look forward to talking to each other
Long distance relationships are all about constant and consistent communication. You cannot be together physically, but this doesn’t mean that you cannot hang out and bond like any other couple.
The problem with phone calls, video chats, texts, and emails is that they tend to get redundant. However, for couples who have established a genuine bond, talking will not seem like a chore even though it has become like a routine.
You experiment with new LDR dates and activities
Successful LDR couples do not let something as petty as distance stop them from going out on love. I mean what does a couple hundred or thousand miles have on true love right? These couples will go all out on everything from cozy movie nights into casual walks and workouts.
You have healthy fights now and then
Fighting healthy is necessary for the success and survival of any relationship. That applies to LDRs too. Getting into these friendly fights every once in a while ensures that you both have a chance to get things off your chest before they get toxic. LDR couples who are truly in love have mastered this art. That means not only allowing occasionally necessary disagreements but also learning how to fight fair.
You both have something individual going on
If you and your partner are independent and can run your lives without unhealthy codependence, then your love is real. In infatuations, couples have their worlds revolving around each other resulting in very unhealthy LDRs. To be on the safe side, get a hobby or focus on your career such that the relationship is not all that is going on in your life at any one time.
You have a goal you are both working towards
Any successful long distance relationships are goal oriented. Maybe you want to get married after you are both stable and settled. Or it could be that you intend to move in together or close to each other to facilitate a more physical bond. Having this to look forward to and work towards is a sign that you are both in love.
You have your friends and family in on it
Whenever third parties such as friends and family are included, then things are getting pretty serious. It shows that you are both serious about the commitment and willingness to share it with your closest loved ones for the sake of accountability.
You find ways to keep it sexy
Intimacy is a major part of a relationship that is often ignored in LDRs. If you are really in love, you find ways to make it work despite the distance. It could be anything from sending sexy photos to full-on phone sex. It all depends on how kinky you are willing to get. However, whether it is PG 12 or PG 21 investing in this aspect of the relationship is proof of a really deep bond.
You make the most of every moment together
Whenever you get a chance to meet up you do not spend all your time sucking face and getting frisky. You take time to talk, get new experiences and of course spare some (not all) of the time for some intimate moments. If this describes your relationship, then your love is most likely real.
You still have a cheesy countdown system
That shows that you are still very excited to get to see each other despite being a couple for so long. It shows genuine love and desire to spend time together. What more would anyone want right?
You could be a success story too
You can and will make your long distance relationship work if you are willing to put in a little extra effort. It is also important that you both acknowledge the challenges of these arrangements and learn to adapt appropriately. That way, it doesn’t matter how far away you are from each other; you will find a way to make it work.