Being in a relationship gives a person sheer joy. But where does love start and depression end when the relationship you’re in is what’s known as an LDR (long distance relationship)?
How do you fall in love with someone you don’t see all the time? How do you stay in a relationship which demands so much trust and effort? How do you comfort yourself with the thought of faithfulness and fidelity when the person you love is miles away from you? In short, how do you keep the music playing?
Loving a person comes with such needs like the need for intimacy. When you love someone, you long for that person all the time. Couples in a non-LDR setup have the great gift of meeting as often as possible – where they can hang out late nights, watch a sappy movie, have dinner, star gaze, plan vacations, etc. But the best part perhaps is going home knowing that the other person will be there beside you when you sleep.
While couples in an LDR are reduced to text messaging, online communication and rare phone calls, couples in a non-LDR have the pleasure of hugging and sharing all sorts of intimacy. Nothing brings more joy than being with the person you love most.
Share your experiences of coping with LDR in this academic research*.
* unlike typical quizzes, this survey does not provide an interpretation in the end