On August 15th, I successfully ended a long distance dating relationship.
Sure, this too is one of those ways that a long distant relationship can finally end, but as a seasoned in long distance dating, desired to give some tips (and encouragement, and discouragements) to someone else who may be thinking about dating long-distance as well.
I was also hoping to offer my own dating experiences (which may be helpful to others who are dating someone long distance).
In both cases, the outcome was satisfying – and short lived. That said, there are a few things to keep in mind when trying to end a relationship that is long distance.
The most important piece of advice I can give you in ending a long-distance relationship, and any relationship for that matter, is not to take each other for granted.
This is perhaps the most important piece of advice I can give you, because often, the break up is not entirely one sided.
One person (or more) can really push another person to do something they don’t want to do – but they don’t realize it until after the fact.
So, in saying that, don’t just assume the breakup is yours, because it probably isn’t.
Another thing to consider when dating someone long distance is not to lose sight of your own needs and wants, particularly in the early stages of the relationship.
I have had long term relationships with people where one partner had been demanding physical chastity (for me), while the other partner was fine with it. And, as another thing, in both of those cases, physical chastity was not an issue.
Just some quick advice for the ladies: Know what you really want. Chances are, you will already know what you don’t want.
You don’t need to guess at this stuff. Just be sure that you are dating someone long distance loveably and in the long run, that is what matters most. And, in regards to physical chastity, if you are truly comfortable with it, then great.
When you re dating someone long distance, you have to be mature enough to handle the idea of being apart from each other for an extended period of time.
It is perfectly normal and actually healthy to be away from each other for at least several months at a time.
You might even think about putting a cap on it, if possible. In fact, you should never ever put your partner into a situation where they have to be away from you for more than two weeks at a time, at least if they haven’t expressed that they are OK with it.
Long distance dating can make a person a lot easier to date, too. It can mean a lot easier to meet someone in a common area, if you have a few close streets.
It can also mean a lot easier to get a sense of where a person’s heart is. When you can actually sit down and listen to what he or she has to say about their life, then you know you’ve found an instant match.
Dating someone online can be a good way to meet a lifelong partner. The Internet has opened up a whole new world of dating and romance.
Distance is no longer an issue because you can meet someone almost anywhere in the world that has internet access.
That means the only problem is sorting through all the profiles and trying to sort out which one is the best match for you.
When you can go online for free and then take your time to talk with real people, then you are much more likely to wind up with a lifetime partner.
One last benefit of long distance dating is that you can spend more time with each other. If you live a fair bit apart, then it may take you a few months to get along.
In those couple hours, you might as well have a date! That’s because you get to spend some quality time together with someone you really care about, instead of spending time at the bar or in front of the television.