Hello! My name is Lindsay and my partner’s name is Zach. I live in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina & Zach lives in Amherst, Massachusetts and I’d like to share our long distance story with you today!
Zach is 29 years old and I am 25. We met from a Tinder connection in late August of 2013. After a few dates and a couple of months we became an official couple. Zach was living in Myrtle Beach and going to school when we met. When he graduated, he got a job near his hometown in Massachusetts. He moved up there in May and we will be apart until late November or early December 2014, when his job is transferring him to Florida.
One of the hardest things about being long distance is the fact that both of our jobs are oriented around the summer season, and getting time off during that time isn’t that easy. Even though we are only going to be separated for 6-7 months it still makes it tough trying to figure out flights and days off that will allow us to visit one another.
Q: How has being long distance shaped your relationship?
I think being long distance has made us much stronger as a couple. It’s not an easy weight to bare having someone you love being so far away. I feel like it takes two extremely strong people to stay together through a long period of being apart.
Q: How do you stay connected while you’re apart?
Zach calls me every morning to tell me “good morning beautiful” and “I love you”, and he does the same thing at night. We also will get one more afternoon call together and tell each other about our day.
Luckily, we both have the ability to text all throughout the day. We also Facetime when we can, and Snapchat is one of our favorite apps to send pictures of each other and of our day to one another. I especially love writing Zach love letters. It’s one of my favorite hobbies since he left.
Q: What helpful advice would you give to other LDR couples?
My advice to other long distance couples is to be strong and remember why you love the person so far away from you. If the long distance is the worst part of your relationship, it can only get better from here!