Yes you heard that right, the positives of long distance relationships. Don’t get me wrong, not everybody is cut out for a long-distance relationship, but they do get a unnecessary bad reputation. They’re really hard at times, but honestly can be really rewarding. I’ve been with my partner, George, for around 2 and a half years (I think?). We’ve got no idea when our anniversary is because we suck. But we do know a thing about this long-distance relationship thing by now. I live in Manchester, whilst he lives in Essex – It isn’t a huge distance, but it still is one. I can’t exactly pop over for a brew.
I’ve written previously about my experience in a long distance relationship before and how it really shouldn’t get as much of a bad rep as it does. Don’t get me wrong, it’s never plain-sailing. When we first started going the distance, we questioned everything about the relationship. Whether we were suited for one another, whether we loved each other or not, but over time, that sort of thing just rules itself out and you’ll know in an LDR whether any of the above are true as time goes on. We still suck with birthdays, Christmas presents and remembering anniversaries. But it is a great feeling to get spontaneous mail or post from your other half, I’m currently awaiting something horrendous from aliexpress.com. – Fantastic. Also most of these tips from Buzzfeed are relevant, if not soppy.
I’m Eleanor, a UK Manchester based Lifestyle & Beauty Blogger. I write about beauty products, feminism, mental health and my adventures in the big city of MCR.