When Carrie Bradshaw told Big, “I’m looking for love. Real love. Ridiculous, inconvenient, consuming, can’t-live-without-each-other love,” we could all relate. Still, when love is actually inconvenient—it crosses time zones, for example—it’s not exactly best-case scenario. Here, seven things all girls with long-distance relationships understand.
7 Things All Long-Distance Lovers Understand
You'd give just about anything to veg on the couch with your significant other on a random Tuesday.
You're always happy to see one another, but that doesn't mean you're not going to pick inane fights due to anxiety over the inevitable separation to come regardless.
You have to go to birthday parties, couples dinners and sometimes even weddings sans your plus one. You're alone so often, in fact, that sometimes people forget you have a significant other and offer to set you up. Sometimes, you even forget you have a significant other and think about setting yourself up with the cute bartender serving you and your actually-single girlfriends drinks. Oops.
Nothing makes you happier than being with your long-distance lover, but that doesn't mean you're not occasionally sad to miss events in your hometown due to frequent out-of-town rendezvous.
Between the constant flights, the running around trying to entertain your significant other when it's his or her turn to be in your hometown and the late night/early morning Skype sessions, you're perpetually feeling at least a little rundown.
No matter how much two people love one another, relationships cannot last across time zones indefinitely. This means that a solution must be in the works, and that solution may involve you relocating to a town in which you know only your significant other, or vice versa. This is a huge step requiring that you make a judgement call about the future of your relationship sooner than you might be comfortable with.
So much alone time is yours for the taking, if you want it. Also, you're basically in a perpetual honeymoon state with your honey, wherein it's much harder to get bored, or tired of your significant other's bad habits, than it would be if you lived in the same city. In fact, you may not even be aware of them at all—such bliss!