Let me just get this out: Long distance relationships (LDRS) suck. We were in the same time zone, but 10.5 hours away by bus (more, if there was traffic). I’m not going to lie, the first couple weeks, I sat in my apartment wondering how this was going to work out. Nearly a year and a half after we began our long-distance relationship, we both said “I do” at a small ceremony in Texas and moved to a tiny apartment in Japan together.We’re happily married now – and my husband (silly as he is) claims that while our Long Distance relationship was hard, it made our relationship even stronger.
only to have my heart ripped out when he returned home. But before we said “I do,” we had almost two years of long distance, trying desperately to make it work. But, as luck would have it, I ended up at a school 10.5 hours away, by an overnight bus. Two months after my future husband (but then-boyfriend) returned to Japan, I did what any love-struck college student would do.For the next fourteen months, we did a long-distance relationship.All relationships are hard – but long distance relationships have a whole other dimension to them.You need to learn how to productively argue via Skype without yelling over each other because jealousy, trust issues, insecurities, and not being able to see each other every day will lead to arguments (I mean, more arguments than a normal relationship).