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5 benefits of a long distance relationship [5 reasons to hate LDR less]

posted by Liza 3rd June 2016 0 comments
reasons to enjoy your long distance relationship

Last updated on May 24th, 2018

Life is unfair. And very often it separates us with our other halves. But don’t be sad! There are actually reasons to enjoy your long distance relationship. In this post, I’ll tell you about 5 benefits of a long distance relationship (yes, there are actually benefits of LDR, can you believe it?) So let’s get started!

There are infinite downsides of LDR but there’s also a great benefit: you need to travel. (As if travelling needed an excuse). Either you or your partner or you both have to travel. And that’s wonderful! (well, if you like travelling, of course, but I suppose you do, otherwise why would you be reading this blog now?). So well, during my long distance relationship, I actually have become a TRAVEL BLOGGER and started this blog with my boyfriend (now – husband).  Since then, we visited at least 15-20 countries every year (and you can do it too – read how).

So well, here are the 5 benefits of a long distance relationship:

1. You have a chance to travel more than any of your friends

Well, you have a free accommodation in another country, isn’t this great? Moreover, you travel often to see your other half (it does cost a fortune but it’s only a pleasure for travel addicts)

And you’re like: oh, last month we were in Ibiza and next month we’re going to Italy. Because why not?

Also, you’ll always have a place to stay abroad: at your significant other’s home.

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2. You can start your own project

Why not? It’s a great way of collaboration! It can be either travel related (or not related to travelling), it might be a blog, photo blog, youtube channel, Instagram or Twitter account and so on! And working together on something creates a bond and makes you feel more connected.

3. You have more free time

You have really more time and you learn how to organize your time in order to be able to speak with your significant other. But on the other hand, you’ve got a lot of time for your friends and/or relatives, so you won’t feel so lonely.

4. You get to appreciate every minute spent with your partner

And you never complain, that you’re tired of him/her, because it’s simply not possible to get tired of him/her.

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5. You’ll become a social media expert (you probably know all the social networks, special apps and apps for audio- and video calling).

…and you’re constantly browsing for new surprise delivery services to cheer your other half up. You’re saying “Aww, so cute”, if you learn about another startup, which is about to produce some device for couples in the long distance relationship (which blinks if you touch it or gets warm or something like that) and get in the queue in order to buy it.

So well, as you see, there are benefits of a long distance relationship as well! However, I wish you all the luck in the world with your relationship and hope it has a happy end!

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