The 7 Hardest Things About A Long Distance Relationship
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The 7 Hardest Things About A Long Distance Relationship

Navigating long distance relationships while also trying to enjoy your college experience.

The 7 Hardest Things About A Long Distance Relationship
Cody Black

Long distance relationships are scary at any point of your life. The idea that your person won't be there whenever you need them or that you can't see them all the time can lead to serious emotional strain and even the possibility of breaking up.

If you are brave enough to dedicate yourself to a long distance relationship going into college, almost every person you meet will tell you they don't think its going to work out. But if you are both committed to each other, and making your relationship work, it is more than doable, it just won't be easy. Here are the 7 hardest things about a long distance relationship in college. And some ideas to help combat them

1. Your schedules will never line up.

As college students, you are busy enough as it is. And with different majors, classes, or even time zones, finding time through out the day to call or text can be tricky. But sending each other your weekly schedule, and even scheduling time for daily talks can help.

2. Miscommunication

Getting into arguments over text is common, unfortunately, because it is harder to understand tone and expressions. If there is a important conversation you need to have, doing this over video chat or a phone call can help avoid an unneeded fight.

3. Not knowing their friends

Being comfortable with your significant other's new group of friends can be hard when you've never met them. If you can, go to their school and visit your boy or girlfriend and meet their roommate(s)/friends. If not you can ask to talk to them over video chat.

4. Not being able to be there for them/have them be there for you after a bad day

Whenever you have a particularly bad day, they are the only one person you want to talk to. And having to call them, rather than seeing them in person, can be frustrating. Since they won't be there for the semester, find a really good friend that will sit with you while you vent or cry or scream and then go get ice cream with you after.

5. Seeing other couples around campus

Seeing the couples walking around holding hands or sitting on the hammocks together can be annoying, but only because you wish it was the two of you doing the same thing. If you invite your significant other to visit you, or you go to visit them, you can do all those annoying couple stuff together and everyone else will wish they were you.

6. Feeling disconnected

When you are far away from each other and focusing on yourself and your schooling, it can feel like you're not as important in your boy or girlfriend's life. Help them and yourself not feel this way by keeping them up to date on things happening in your life and on your campus.

7. Missing them all the time

No matter what you do, you're always going to miss your significant other every second you are away from them. But thankfully new technology makes it a lot easier for you to stay connected, and the time you do have to spend together will only be that much better!

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