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10 Stories Proved That Physical Distance Could Never Be the Roadblock of True Love!

10 Stories Proved That Physical Distance Could Never Be the Roadblock of True Love!

After all the ups and downs in your love life and all the misery of not being able to find the one, you have finally met the person who makes you feel like on top of the world and who you can’t imagine spending the rest of your life without. However, there is a catch. A huge one, actually. Measurable by miles.

Even though you believe that your love is strong enough, the constant struggle involved in keeping a long distance relationship can at times wear you down, and make you question if it’s all worth it. The constant juggling between different time zones, the endless phone calls, the texting, the Facetiming, the video chats, the worrying, the missing, the waiting, the planning, the travelling… As if keeping a relationship isn’t challenging enough, for long distance couples, everything is so much more complicated.

That being said, it is important to know that you are not alone in your struggles and challenges. People have been keeping long distance relationships since forever, even in the pre-internet era, when their ways of communication were much more restricted.

If you are blessed enough that you have met your true soul mate, remember that love is, after all, the most important thing, and so worth the initial struggle to keep in touch and organize meetings. If you need the additional encouragement to keep going, make sure to read through some of the most heartwarming stories about long distance love that managed to overcome being apart for so long.

Travelers’ love tale

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    It was only logical for Megan and Mike, two world-wide travelers to find each other on a trip. Even though Megan is from Australia and Mike from America, they both took a trip to Africa at the same time, which introduced them to a life of long distance relationship.

    Despite the distance and pessimistic comments by people surrounding them, Megan and Mike have managed to maintain their long distance relationship for three years before marrying each other and starting a life together. Megan provides their recipe for successful long distance relationship – maintaining communication, romance and meeting up.

    10 years of long distance love

      For Carla and her husband, a long distance relationship is the way of life, ever since they first started their romance that would turn into a marriage with children, ten years ago. Being a military wife has many challenges, but they have managed to keep their relationship strong and their love lasting by using every possible means of communication available.

      Strong love and commitment

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        Karen and Jonathan have learned that true love and dedication can always overcome even the toughest challenges of being in a long distance relationship.

        A happy ending

          After a couple years of long distance and parental problems, Tanu and her boyfriend have managed to get their happy ending and prove that a long distance means nothing when the feelings are real.

          “One day closer and one day stronger”

            One of the most encouraging pieces of advice on the struggles included in long term relationships are coming from Tyler Burnett, who learned through his experience of being in a long term relationships that it is all worth it.

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            From unexpected to long distance love story

              Another great love story that went from unexpected to committed long distance relationship.

              Bloggers’ romance

                Ashley and Peter’s relationship started online and is going strong thanks to the technology that allows them to video chat at least once a day. They agree that communication is the most important thing for keeping a long distance relationship strong.

                An improvised proposal

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                  Beautiful and heartwarming story about a long distance couple who had to improvise on the traditional proposal and do it via Skype, yet they managed to endure all the hardships the physical distance involves, for the sake of love.

                  From longing to furniture cleaning

                    Hilary shares her beautiful love story that went from long distance to living together. She and her boyfriend Mickael have gone from longing for each other to adjusting to living together and respecting each other’s habits.

                    A serendipitous flight

                      Izabella and her now husband’s first encounter happened on a plane, following a couple of unplanned events that include his lost passport and changed flight. Their love and commitment keeps on getting stronger despite the challenges of a long distance marriage, before they can finally move in together.

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                      Last Updated on October 9, 2018

                      27 Ways to Instantly Feel Better When You’re Down

                      27 Ways to Instantly Feel Better When You’re Down

                      Who has never gone through some ups and downs in the life? But some people can feel better in a quicker way than others because they’ve found their own remedies to heal the bad feelings.

                      If you haven’t found yours, these ways will help you instantly feel better and ditch that negative self talk when you’re feeling bad about yourself:

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                      1. Listen to the songs you loved when you were in high school or university, this will recall you of the old good times.
                      2. Write something. Write down how you feel as a way to express your thoughts if you don’t feel like talking to anyone.
                      3. Draw something. Draw anything you want because no one’s going to judge your drawing skills.
                      4. Read the postcards or letters your friends or family sent you before, remind yourself there are people who always remember you.
                      5. Silently think of a day or moment which you truly enjoyed and try to recapture that very first feeling. Was it the day of your graduation? The moment you traveled with your loved one?
                      6. Take out your photo albums and go over your childhood photos.
                      7. Cry when you feel like doing so. There’s nothing wrong with crying; cry out all your fear and stress and just face the truth after crying.
                      8. Sing loudly like no one can hear you. Do you know that in Japan, people always sing karaoke to relieve stress?
                      9. Cook a nice meal for yourself or for your family.
                      10. Read your previous diary entries and look at your great memories.
                      11. Dress up nicely to feel happier.
                      12. Don’t stay in your bed! Get your laptop or a book and sit in a coffee place.
                      13. Take a walk outside and feel the fresh air.
                      14. Sweat yourself! Go jogging or play some sports.
                      15. Pick up the musical instrument you used to play a lot and start to play it.
                      16. Tidy up your desk or wardrobe, you’ll feel good that you’re being productive and actually doing something.
                      17. Watch some funny videos, sure you can find a lot of them on Youtube.
                      18. Eat something you like, be it a chocolate cake, or an ice-cream. Just please yourself with the flavour you like.
                      19. Re-read your favorite book and write down the sentences or passages that you love.
                      20. Watch a new movie, there must be a movie which you’ve always interested in but had no time to watch it.
                      21. Do something nice that no one will notice, say picking up a rubbish in the street and throw it to a trash bin.
                      22. Call your best friend and just talk whatever you want! Human beings are social animals after all, connecting with people close to you will make you feel better.
                      23. Do voluntary work and help people in need, you’ll feel happy and satisfied.
                      24. Get drunk with your close friends at home – a safe place for you to get drunk and get crazy. Let loose and have fun with your very close friends.
                      25. Write an email or a note to a friend who you care about.
                      26. Get out of your routine life and meet new friends. Get out of your comfort zone! Meeting new people can give you new inspirations in life.
                      27. Look into the mirror and smile. Act like today’s already a wonderful day. How we act affects how we feel. It’s difficult to go on feeling sad if you’re trying to smile!

                      Remember:

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                      It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.  — Epictetus

                      If you want to feel better, change what you’re doing because obviously what you’re doing doesn’t make you happy!

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