Today’s guest post is used with permission from Monte Celia Parker – Caio, Monte! – who wrote this post for her personal blog, while studying Italian in Bologna, 4,000 miles from her boyfriend. What she recommends for maintaining a good relationship longdistance is personal, but I thought there were enough great ideas to be worth repeating, to inspire others to personalise and adjust to the significant other in their life. Also, I think a few of these ideas are superb for keeping in vital touch with close friends who don’t live nearby. (That sounds a contradiction: close but far away!)
Here’s her post:
People have always told me that long distance relationships are hard–don’t do them. However, I found someone who I didn’t want to let go of even though I would be 4000 miles away, so lo and behold I would have to navigate the dreaded LDR (Long-Distance Relationship).
I’m going to say something right now that will shock you.
This long-distance relationship is incredibly EASY. That’s right, it’s not really a struggle for us.
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