The Great Parts of Ldrs
so last night I said goodbye to my best friend for seven weeks, which ties our all time record for the longest we've been apart. it sucks; it super sucks (for more info read @thelovelygirl's excellent list about them). but I have discovered some positive outcomes from long distance relationships
- •gives you a reason to visit cool placesHannah lives in Boston which I have discovered is awesome since she started school there. unfortunately for her it means she is obligated to come to Columbus once in a while but still
- •forces the relationship to become strogerif the physical part of the relationship is taken away and all that's left is the emotional part, you value each other more and you learn how to support the SO emotionally instead of physically. You learn what words you can use to stand in for a hug or a kiss
- •widens both of your circlesthink about it: if both of you lived in the same place you would both be restricted to your probably intersecting or identical groups of friends, also from that place. but since both of you are separated you cast a wider net and meet a more diverse group of people. were it not for our crappy LDR, I never would have met Hannah's hilarious roommate or hard-partying lacrosse team.
- •way better than no relationship at allyou still get to date the person you love which is cool
- •gives you a reason to use the postal servicealways fun
- •any other ideas?
- •maybe @ me next timeSuggested by @hannah_nelson_
- •means you aren't home and I have my bathroom back againSuggested by @micleary23
- •Hannah's scent masks Patrick's distinctive odor when she's around, which is niceSuggested by @micleary23