The Benefits Of Being In A Long Distance Relationship

The Benefits Of Being In A Long Distance Relationship

It's not all bad...

It's difficult, I will admit it. Speaking from experience, being in a long distance relationship is emotionally taxing. All you want to do is see your significant other, and however far away they are seems triple the distance. The next time you'll see each other seems like it will never come, and the waiting feels like purgatory. You can do it, your relationship is strong enough to handle the hard times and so are you.

What we fail to realize, though, is that there are benefits to a long distance relationship, your desire to be with your other half just blinds you from seeing it.

1. Communication

When you're apart for a while and you have to rely on the phone to keep in touch, your ability to communicate with each other grows. You learn more about each other every day and you listen more to what your partner has to say because you're not distracted.

2. You never get tired of each other.

When in a short distance relationship, it can be easy to get wrapped up in spending time with your significant other and you might find yourself spending all your time with that person, which can get old after a while. In a long distance relationship, you can't get enough of your person, and it seems like you're never able to.

3. Distance makes you value your time together.

The time apart truly makes the rare time that you spend together extremely special. You don't take any moment for granted and you appreciate your partner in a way that a couple that sees each other all the time can never really understand.

4. Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

The age old saying is oh so true. You will evaluate how you truly feel about your significant other and your feelings will develop more. You have more time to think about your person and admire them for who they truly are.

5. There is a reason why you do this.

It's important that you remember that there is a reason why you push yourself every day, it is because you see a future with that person. You are not wasting your time and energy on someone you have mediocre feelings for, somewhere in your mind, you know that there is something worth pursuing with that person and you need to take the time, whether you spend it together or apart, to explore what that may be.

We waste too much time focusing on how we miss our other half when we need to remember all of the benefits of our time apart. This will not ruin your relationship if you continue to put in as much effort as you do when you are together. This is not the end for you. The journey has just begun.

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Why Girls Love The Dad Bod

If your man can rock the dad bod, he's a keeper.


In case you haven't noticed lately, girls are all about that dad bod.

Girls have been dealing with body image issues since the beginning of time until recent (for those of you who consider yourselves to be "Thick thin") I hadn't heard about this body type until my roommate mentioned it. She used to be crazy over guys she claimed had the dad bod.

After observing the guys she found attractive, I came to understand this body type well and was able to identify it. The dad bod is a nice balance between a beer gut and working out. The dad bod says, "I go to the gym occasionally, but I also drink heavily on the weekends and enjoy eating eight slices of pizza at a time." It's not an overweight guy, but it isn't one with washboard abs, either.

The dad bod is a new trend and fraternity boys everywhere seem to be rejoicing. Turns out skipping the gym for a few brews last Thursday after class turned out to be in their favor. While we all love a sculpted guy, there is just something about the dad bod that makes boys seem more human, natural, and attractive. Here are a few reasons that girls are crazy about the dad bod.

It doesn't intimidate us.
Few things are worse than taking a picture in a bathing suit, one being taking a picture in a bathing suit with a guy who is crazy fit. We don't want a guy that makes us feel insecure about our body. We are insecure enough as it is. We don't need a perfectly sculpted guy standing next to us to make us feel worse.

SEE ALSO: Slim Thick Is The New Thin

We like being the pretty one.
We love people saying "they look cute together." But we still like being the center of attention. We want to look skinny and the bigger the guy, the smaller we feel and the better we look next to you in a picture.

Better cuddling.
No one wants to cuddle with a rock. Or Edward Cullen. The end.

Good eats.
The dad bod says he doesn't meal prep every Sunday night so if you want to go to Taco Tuesday or $4 pitcher Wednesday, he'd be totally down. He's not scared of a cheat meal because he eats just about anything and everything.

You know what you're getting.
Girls tend to picture their future together with their guys early on. Therefore, if he already has the dad bod going on, we can get used to it before we date him, marry him, have three kids. We know what we are getting into when he's got the same exact body type at the age of 22 that he's going to have at 45.

So there you go. A simple break down of why girls everywhere are going nuts over this body type on males. We like it. We love it. We want some more of it. So here's to you dad bods, keep it up. Men, confidently strut that gut on the beach because while you stare at us in our bikinis we will be staring just as hard.

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Ladies, Stop Waiting For Love And Learn About Yourself For A Little While

Keep growing and believing in yourself, honey.


This one is for all of those ladies out there that are waiting.

Yes, I said waiting.

Are you waiting for that guy in your class to just ask for your number already?

Are you hoping the guy at the coffee shop you see everyday asks you out on a date?

Are you waiting and dreaming up every situation that could possibly happen when you meet your special someone?

You're waiting for that special someone to come find you. You've thought up every fantasy and cute little way you're just going to "run into" the one soon.

I am too. I'm not going to lie.

I literally sit in my car or at my desk or lay in bed and just dream about how my love life will somehow happen in the blink of an eye. Because, ya know, I've just never been the one to dream of being #foreveralone. Yeah, I know that isn't a thing anymore but oh is it ever so relevant.

I am right there with you!!

BUT I am here to tell you to STOP.

Be patient. You are still young and have so much to learn about yourself.

I do the same thing. I sit there on social media, watching couples my age get engaged or have babies or just have such a perfect relationship every single day.

I let it get under my skin. I let it tell me that I am not enough for a relationship. I let it get to me a lot more than people think.

But I have come to the realization that it will take its time and I will learn patience. I will take time for myself. I will create a whole new world and just live to grow myself physically, emotionally, mentally, faithfully and in every aspect of my life.

Once you start to spend more time with yourself, you develop a love for yourself. and after a while, being alone doesn't scare you.

God has a special plan for each and every one of us. So why rush it? God knows exactly what He's doing.

If you need it, here's the biggest reminder that I constantly am telling myself: God's plan is greater than yours or one you could ever dream of. Everything happens for a reason because it's all a part of HIS plan. NOT yours. God's love is greater. And until He leads you to your better half, keep praying and loving the Lord. He will lead you in the right direction. He has never failed you, why would He start now?!

Keep growing and believing in yourself, honey.

I promise the wait will be worth it!!



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