K. Thornburg

K. Thornburg

Karli Thornburg, Sports Writer

Being in a long distance relationship takes not only a lot of connection and communication, but it also takes honesty, loyalty, love, and respect. From my experience, being in a long distance relationship isn’t as hard as it seems at all. Having the connection young couples have and having that attachment makes things easier. My relationship has lasted for a year so far. For the past five months, we’ve been in different states yet we’ve been inseparable. For long distance to last, you need to make time for your significant other, and you need to talk to them and discuss anything you need to. Kirby, my boyfriend, and I have been through things together that words could not explain between family, the death of a loved one, school situations, and irrelevant arguments. As someone once said (and as a very close friend to me named Jenn Singleton reminded me), “Absence makes the heart grow fonder.” I have never heard anything as true as that. The quote seems correct, but something may be wrong, and the two of you may not make it through your problems or your relationship. The more problems you have and the more problems you make it through shows how strong your relationship is and how you handle things. Because of how strong your feelings are towards your partner, even in the more toxic times, the more emotional setbacks, the overthinking, the things bringing you down, there is still the reason you can handle having the distance you have and having more patience with your partner.

In my opinion, being in a long distance relationship isn’t hard at all. In my relationship, it’s not all fun and games every single day. We have problems, but we get through them eventually. Most of it is jealousy; some of it is the distance, but if I didn’t have strong love and respect for Kirby, I wouldn’t care as much as I do or I wouldn’t get aggravated like I do. Stay true to your relationship and your partner. Staying loyal, true, and respectful helps in every little single detail of your relationship, especially when it’s long distance.