You need some LDR love. Here’s why.
It’s awful missing someone and wishing they were there, by your side, but they’re not. I’ve been in my fair share of long-distance relationships or LDRs. They consist of Skype dates and awkward time differences. You never stop wishing your person could be there for you when times are tough.
You allow yourself to be okay with phone calls and text messages when what you really want is to hold your partner in your arms and never let them go. But you don’t get that privilege in a long-distance relationship. Instead, you get fleeting moments and plans broken with “maybe” and “another time.”
You plan to take trips to visit, and, for a brief moment, you’re reminded of what it’s like to be in a relationship when your partner can be there for you at the drop of a hat.
LDRs can only work if there is trust, communication and love between the two partners. Even though there are many difficulties to having a long-distance relationship, I believe everyone should experience them at least once in their lifetime.
Long-distance relationships ensure each partner knows each other’s value. You don’t get to spend a whole lot of time with them, so, when you do, it’s not spent arguing or fighting trivially. Time spent with your partner means listening and understanding to what they need. You truly learn to value people when you can’t see them everyday.
Here are 25 quotes that explain why long-distance relationships are actually worth your while.
1. You person is your guiding light home.
“No matter where I am, no matter where I go, your heart is my northern light, I will always find my way home.“ — Michael Kilby
“Absence makes the heart grow fonder, but it sure makes the rest of you lonely.” — Charles M. Schulz
3. Kisses are always treasured.
“That farewell kiss which resembles greeting, that last glance of love which becomes the sharpest pang of sorrow.” — George Eliot
4. Distance is nothing when love is everything.
“Distance is just a test of how far love can travel.” —Unknown
5. You’re never too far from your loved ones.
“Ocean separates lands, not souls.” — Munia Khan
6. Love always finds its way.
“Love will travel as far as you let it. It has no limits.” — Dee King
7. Distance is just another hurdle you can overcome.
“Distance means so little when someone means so much.” — Tom McNeal
8. Where you are is where I want to be.
“I exist in two places, here and where you are.” — Margaret Atwood
9. You must be consistent with long distance love.
“In many ways, the art of love is largely the art of persistence.” — Albert Ellis
10. LDRs are paradoxal.
“As contraries are known by contraries, so is the delights of presence best known by the torments of absence.” — Alcibiades
11. You have someone to give your love to.
“Don’t measure the distance; measure my love.” — Unknown
12. Distance means work.
“Distance is not for the fearful, it’s for the bold. It’s for those who are willing to spend a lot of time alone in exchange for a little time with the one they love. It’s for those who know a good thing when they see it, even if they don’t see it nearly enough.” — Meghan Daum
13. Brb, crying…
“If you think missing me is hard, you should try missing you.” — Unknown
14. Counting down the seconds until I get to see you again.
“Time is the longest distance between two places.” — Tennesse William
15. LDRs make us know what (and who) we want.
“But nothing makes a room feel emptier than wanting someone in it.” — Calla Quinn
16. There will always be another hello.
“The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.” — Charles Dickens
17. Life is always better with you.
“But I must admit, I miss you quite terribly. The world is too quiet without you nearby.” — Lemony Snicket
18. LDRs strengthen you in many ways.
“You don’t develop courage by being happy in your relationships every day. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.” — Epicurus
19. You feel each other even when you’re not together.
“She affected me, even when she was absent.” — Shannon A. Thompson
20. You have to know loss to appreciate your love.
“Missing someone is a part of loving them. If you’re never apart, you’ll never really know how strong your love is.” — Unknown
21. LDRs take courage.
“A thing is mighty big when time and distance cannot shrink it.”— Zora Neale Hurston
22. Love will conquer all.
“I believe in the immeasurable power of love; that true love can endure any circumstance and reach across any distance.” — Steve Maraboli
23. We will always look up at the same moon.
“I don’t cry because we’ve been separated by distance, and for a matter of years. Why? Because for as long as we share the same sky and breathe the same air, we’re still together.” — Donna Lynn Hope
24. You’re always in each other’s heart.
“Can miles truly separate? If you want to be with someone you love, aren’t you already there?“ — Richard Bach
25. Just think of all the good to come.
“Missing someone gets easier everyday because even though you get one day further from the last time you saw them, you are one day closer to the next time you will see them.”—Mark Ebert