Miles Away

by - Saturday, December 07, 2013

This is a post for any of you who have ever had to deal with long distance relationships. And I'm not just talking about significant others (because let's be honest, I'm single as shit), but any sort of relationship. With family, with friends, and I suppose with significant others as well.
Distances are hard. Currently, as I am at university, I'm 426.7 km away from my parents, 330.3 km away from most of my friends and 15515.7 km away from my best friend.
The last one might be the hardest to deal with. You see I can call my parents, I can see my friends on holiday's but when you live on a completely different continent, and in a whole other time zone than your best friend things can be hard to deal with.
But something I've come to notice as she has travelled around the world in the past year, is that no matter where we are, no matter how many km there are between us, no matter how long we go in between talking to each other, nothing changes. Our relationship continues to stay the same. When you've known someone basically your whole life that's usually what happens. We have both been able to come to terms with the fact that while we might have to go months without communication, we'll always be there, no matter what.
So I thought I'd just talk about a few of the ways that you can communicate when dealing with long distance relationships.
1. Skype
Skype is honestly the best thing that's happened in a long time. I have much love for the creators of Skype, because they have allowed me to stay in touch with all my loved ones. And so I suggest if you are miles away from your loved ones, that you create a Skype account, because it's lovely to see their faces, plus it's free. And we all know how much I love free things.
2. Write Letters
It makes me sad that we live in a day and age where people don't write letters anymore. So write. You can write everyday, or once a week or once a month. And I know that it can be expensive to send things over seas so what my best friend and I have decided to do is write each other letters, but send them all together at once for our birthdays. That way we get to open many letters at once, and it hopefully won't be as expensive.
It's definately hard to be so far away from the people that you love, but all you need to remember is that one day you will be reunited. And everything will hopefully be the same, if not better.
I'm sorry that this post is rather cheesy, but I'm a sappy little shit lately so you'll just have to deal.

This is probably the most beautiful picture of us
ever. Sorry Katie, I had to. 

How do you guys deal with long distance relationships?

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