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IN Lifestyle ON 02 Apr, 2015
With a promise to spend their lives together they committed themselves to a long distance relationship.
Love is what makes the world go round. But is the feeling same when Mr.Right is miles away?
Or maybe, it's even better.
Like you can categorise the types of relationships, you can simplify a long distance relationship in a variety of categories. There is one that is subtle- very simple. And then there is a form of aggressive relationship- full of passion. Also, there is that one perfect mature relationship where there are tints and shades of everything beautiful in the right quantities.
More than just another article, this turned out to be an eye-opener for us, for there were real life wonderful couples involved! Three couples to be specific gave us insights on how they struggle and still love being in a long-distance relationship. Miles apart and still together. The feeling is beyond words.
From experiences of the experienced here are the 15 most pleasurably painful struggles of a long distance relationship.
Every new technology is meant to bring you close. Even if you see her, it does not compare to the feeling of touching her, being with her.
There are times when all you want to do is hold hands to let her know that you are there for her. That comfort is perhaps your luxury.
She got a new job, you sealed a deal. You can just not be there at her side on these special moments and that breaks your heart because you don't have the kind of memories that other couples have.
It's such a selfless feeling. You pretend that you are not hurt, you don't tell him that you have had a bad day...only because he is happy. You learn to sacrifice and in the process it makes you a better person and eventually happy.
Believe me you are his first thought in the morning and his last smile before he sleeps. He loves you.
Being possessive is an inseparable part of a relationship. It strengthens your relationship. But sometimes things can go out of hand and it is a struggle to not let this love slip away.
You don't want to fight and probably you get back a few minutes after the fight, but then there is this pain to hug her just once and tell her that everything is okay.
You are in this together, but for now you are away. Leading two different lives. It is tough. Sometimes, it is difficult to understand each others situations.
Faith. You think anything can break it? It is the best thing you will ever have.
You can't see him. You have no idea what he had been through all day. If there is something good or something bad, you have to make sure that he is emotionally doing well to take the news in.
You could only wish, that if there was a way to function without sleep. Because when she is free you are busy and vice-versa. Time is now an enemy.
Birthdays, anniversaries and everything special. It is a compulsion to be together. The struggle my friend is to come up with a relevant excuse at the workplace and at home.
It is special, but the bottom line is that it is expensive- unless you are not earning. Travel requires time and if you are in a job, your time is of value.
And once she is in your arms, it is so tough to let go.
The best feeling is to realize that years have passed, and you have stood the test of time, getting stronger each day. People said it was not going to work out, but you made it work. Before I let you go, I would like to thank all those three couples who opened up and were kind enough to let me know their stories. Thankyou Mr. Joshi, Mr. Singh, Mr. Vinay Singhal .