6 Things No One Tells You About Long-Distance Relationships
The story never gets old: A girl meets a boy. They fall head over heels in love to realize later on one is bound to leave somewhere far.
My story, however, comes with a little twist. I traveled nearly 6,000 miles from home to get lost in thick Indonesian jungles with a person living in my hometown. Yet, moving to France in just a month after we return from the trip.
While I desperately wished to quit my job, pack my bags I couldn't. Saying immediate good-bye forever at that point would have torn my heart apart as well. So I opted for that type of relationships I never believed could work -- long-distance relationship (LDR).
Two years fast-forward, we are still together. We are still in love and I now have two homes in two different countries where I spend equal amount of time.
There's one important most thing I need to tell you upfront: Long-distance relationships suck. You may eventually discover some positive aspects, but on your "bad days" you will curse each mile separating you.
Yet, if you ask me, "Is it actually worth to get into LDR?"
Absolutely. Every. Single. (Pun intended). Minute.
If you found yourself at the point when you need to decide whether love on the distance is possible for you, here are some important things I have learned the hard way.