Coping with Loneliness in a Long Distance Relationship
If you’re in a long-distance relationship, you know the feeling of loneliness. It can be tough to talk to friends or family who haven’t experienced a long-distance relationship. To make it through an LDR, finding ways to cope with loneliness is important. Here are some tips:
Ways to Combat Loneliness in a Long-Distance Relationship
Keep a journal! Writing is a wonderful way to release your thoughts and feelings, and private journaling is a great way to do just that in a safe and calming environment. No one needs to read your thoughts but you, and that’s a liberating feeling! Journaling can be a great way to reflect on your day, express yourself, and work through your emotions. You can write anything you want without judgment or fear of what others will think. If you’re feeling overwhelmed or stressed, take some time to write it out – you’ll be amazed at how much better it makes you feel.
Throw yourself into your work, my friend. Take on extra projects, work overtime, and aim to get straight As in school. It might seem difficult at first, but trust me, it’ll be worth it in the end. Not only will you be making money and earning good grades, but you’ll also have something to show for your hard work: a future with your partner. In the meantime, don’t forget to take a break every now and then. The best way to fight off loneliness is to stay busy, but you don’t want to wear yourself down too much.
Why not pick up a new hobby? It’s a great way to take your mind off any feelings of loneliness and help you build self-confidence. Plus, you could even find a hobby that looks great on your resumé, such as learning a foreign language or a skill like coding. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to add something new and exciting to your list of accomplishments? Not to mention, the satisfaction you get from mastering a new craft or skill is second to none. And if the hobby is something you can share with a group of people, even better! You might even make some new friends along the way.
Listen to music. Music has the power to immediately shift your mood. So why not pick something that caters to your current emotional state? If you want to embrace your loneliness, try songs about long-distance relationships or a song that has special meaning to you and your partner. Sometimes, it’s therapeutic to just let the emotions out. On the other hand, if you’d rather cheer yourself up, listening to something upbeat with a happy vibe will surely give you the uplift you need.
It’s okay to have a good cry. In fact, it’s encouraged. People always say that there’s nothing wrong with crying and it’s true! After all, it’s a totally natural way to release your emotions and sometimes it’s just what you need when you’re missing your long-distance partner. Have a good cry and let all those feelings out, it’ll make you feel calmer and more relaxed. Plus, tears can be quite cathartic and can help you process your emotions. So don’t be afraid to shed a few tears when you’re feeling overwhelmed by missing your loved one. It can be a great way to help you feel better.
If you’re in a long-distance relationship, it’s always a good idea to talk with other people who are in similar situations. There are some fantastic online communities out there, where people in long-distance relationships can connect with each other and offer advice and support. It’s a great way to get some perspective on your own relationship, as well as to make new friends who understand exactly what you’re going through. Don’t be afraid to reach out and take part in these conversations – they can be a great source of comfort and understanding in this difficult time.
When your partner is away, it can be really tough to cope with their absence. Though it might feel like a huge void in your life, there are some easy ways to help you deal with feeling lonely. How do you cope when you’re missing your partner? Please feel free to give other suggestions in the comments section below.
Meet The Author
Hi, I’m Jess! I closed the distance with my boyfriend on October 12th 2019. I lived in Los Angeles and he lived in New York. Sometimes it feels like we’re still getting used to being together, but it’s been really nice to have someone to come home to at the end of the every day.