“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” -Marcel Proust
Ah, there’s nothing like stopping to smell the roses. People often dwell on the negatives of being in an long-distance relationship. They may even wonder if it’s really possible to be happy when your heart is miles away. Like any relationship, long-distance relationships have tough times and tears. But every problem, no matter how hard or complicated, is worth the happiness that love can bring you.
If you asked 100 people to tell you what happiness is, you’d probably get a few different answers. Why? Because happiness is different for everyone. Being with someone you love can make you happy for so many different reasons.
Let’s take a look at what makes these real long-distance bloggers happy in their relationships and benefit from some of the advice they have on cherishing those happy moments.
“I never take any text, phone call, or video call with you for granted. I cherish each part of our relationship, the parts that many couples wouldn’t care to think twice about. We don’t need big adventures or even expensive gifts to fill our hearts full of bliss. We just need each other. Whether that be together in person or away through the phone. With you, I am incredibly happy.”
Read more about how Taylor cherishes the happiness that her relationship brings her.
“Happiness is, for us, the little moments, the moments when we can just laugh our heads off without having a reason to other than being completely random, for knowing that you’ve finally found your soul mate. It doesn’t matter what has gone on, if there’s been a disagreement or a slight bit of tension, as long as you have those crying-with-laughter moments afterwards that help you move forward from the not-so-great moments.”
Jane tells us how to getting to know her partner better and keeps things lively and fresh in her relationship.
“I know I have a deep connection with you based on who you are as a person which is more than looks or any material thing which is why our relationship is so special. Meeting online forces you to get to know someone beyond their looks. (But I’m lucky I have someone who is amazing both personality and look-wise which is gives me even more happiness ~ )”
Check out Michi’s post on how distance has helped her and her s/o to truly get to know each other and brought them immeasurable happiness.
“Long distance can be difficult.
There’s no doubt about it.
But if you put the effort in
It can actually be a good fit.
Christie takes us through the up and downs of a long-distance relationship, explaining what it truly means to be happy in this LDR poem.
“I have always felt lucky for having him in my life. He has changed so much in me. He has made me believe in things I didn’t believe in before. He has helped me take myself out of my comfort zone in a positive way. He has helped me face my fears, and let me reconnect to the things I used to do and loved.”
We can’t always share our joy with those who don’t understand what it’s like to be in a long-distance relationship. Reading about the experiences of people who get it can only increase our delight in knowing that we’ve found our other half.