7 ways a long distance relationship can be great for you

Published on: 4 July 2022, 09:21 am IST

There are many benefits of long-distance relationships because they are quite different from other kinds of relationships. Read to know more.

Aayushi Gupta
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A little distance can improve your relationship. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
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It is a prevalent misconception that people get stuck in long-distance relationships because it might be difficult to stay longer. Additionally, the distance can complicate things, and occasionally you may feel sad or lonely. Still, many of us try them. Even though it could seem difficult, the benefits of long distance relationship might persuade you to positively look at your relationship and serve as a reminder that your long distance romance might be worthwhile.

Well, nobody ever said that long distance relationships are simple, but they are capable of being successful. What’s great about long distance relationships is that they may enhance the sweetness of even the most basic things! All they ask for is a little extra thought and effort. You know, more than half of those in long distance relationships feel that absence does make the heart grow fonder, according to a 2018 study. This indicates that statistics are on your side.

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Here are reasons to stay in a long distance relationship! Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Health Shots reached out to Dr Sonal Anand, a psychiatrist at Wockhardt Hospitals on Mira Road, Mumbai, to discuss the benefits of being in a long distance relationship.

7 benefits of a long distance relationships:

1. You will appreciate your partner more

Long distance relationships can help you appreciate your partner a little more. Many a times, while couples are together, they tend to take each other for granted. But when separated by distance, the relationship can blossom further as you become more understanding and look at the positive aspects of your partner a little more.

2. You will value time

You start to value time with your loved one. Long distance relationships make time spent together more cherishable and memorable. You tend to focus on the most important things to talk about. This helps in better bonding in the future when the relationship is no longer distanced.

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Your bond will become even more stronger! Image courtesy: Shutterstock

3. You’ll have a better means of communication

The sole means of communication for a couple who live apart from one another is through phone and video calls. Additionally, there will be less time for communication. Therefore, all of the desire and longing throughout the day might aid in your quest to improve your communication. “Since a long distance relationship has its limitations, making the best of the situation by communicating becomes a priority,” says Dr Anand.

4. You have time to self-introspect

You learn to value your time together more when you are thousands of miles apart. Along with this, you can also have more clarity about your own feelings and emotions as it’s easier to talk on the phone about these things. In fact, being in a long distance relationship might also help you become more independent.

5. You will learn pateince

According to popular belief, patience is a virtue, and mastering it would only make life simpler. Being in a long-distance relationship teaches you to be patient, kind, and disciplined. It needs time to function properly. One thing that never changes for a healthy relationship is learning to be patient and tolerant of situations that are out of one’s control.

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A happy relationship is also about patience. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

6. You will make more efforts to make your relationship work

You can get creative ideas on how to make the relationship more interesting and less monotonous. “Planning a surprise can become a source of joy,” says Dr Anand.

7. You will get clarity on future commitments

Long distance relationships help to evaluate the position of love and faithfulness in the relationship. This can help you understand your obligations going forward and serve as a reality check on your relationship’s state. Most significantly, it conveys to you the strength and vitality of your relationship.

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