Why Don’t Long Distance Relationships Last 

Love is one of the most magical things one can experience in his/her lifetime. However, sometimes only love is not enough. With love, one needs trust, compassion and physical presence to maintain a healthy relationship, all of which seems missing in Long Distance Relationship (LDR). Long distance relationships are nothing but just a figment of your imagination where you believe that you are involved in something genuine.

Though exceptions are always there, it is generally observed that people involved in a long distance relationship tend to pull apart after a certain period of time. This can be due to a variety of reasons. Here’s a lowdown on why don’t long distance relationships last for a long period of time:

Long distance relationships

  • Lack of actions

The proverb “Action speaks louder than words” holds a great significance for a healthy relationship. Sometimes mere words are not enough, they need to be backed by actions. However, owing to the physical distance between the two of you, almost all action is impossible. Saying “I love you” n number of times will just become an empty bunch of words as the words can never convey the real importance of a person in your life.

  • Trust Issues

Cheating is a common affair in LDR as the need of being with someone in person outweighs the love you have for your significant other sitting miles away from you. Also, there is a constant fear in your mind regarding the loyalty of your partner which can mess your mind and life.

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  • Living a virtual life

Mobile applications like skype, WhatsApp and other chatting apps are the only cure for people in LDR. However, spending a lot of time on online applications makes you lose touch with the reality. The need of interacting with your partner overpowers each and every other important thing in your life.

  • Lack of physical touch

There are times when you just need to cuddle or hug your significant other to feel their warmth and love. The distance between the two of you will never allow you to show your love and affection through physical touches. This can result in disconnect and lack of emotional connectivity in your relationship.

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