Hi, my name is Andrea and my SO’s name is Mike! I live in Boston & my partner lives in Philadelphia. There are 305  Miles Between us.

Mike and I met playing on a co-ed volleyball league. We were friends for about 6 months before we started dating. We started dating early April and he moved away at the end of July. We have been long distance for about 5 months so far and it’s going great!

andreaandmike2How Being LDR Has Shaped Us

Our communication has improved tremendously!! We are so good about talking every day or having Skype dates even if it’s to talk about the little things that happened in our day. I feel like we are rock-solid and being long distance has strengthened us. I love him more and more every day!

Obstacles We’ve Faced

When there are social events or family parties when they can’t be there it can be really hard. I personally want to share everything and every part of my life with Mike and when he isn’t around it’s hard. When the time apart goes on weeks or months that can be really challenging. You are talking everyday but you miss their physical touch.

What I Love About Our LDR

I love that I have butterflies every time I’m about to see Mike! I am nervous and excited all at the same time. I also get to explore his city, Philly, which I had never been to before. It’s always like a vacation when I go see him.

How We Stay Connected

Texting doesn’t cut it for us. Yes we text throughout the day but having a phone conversation really makes you connected. Also, Skype is amazing! I feel like I’m on a little date when we get to Skype. We have even picked a movie and watched it together over Skype. It’s great!

Our Advice To Other LDR Couplesandreaandmike4

Always set the date when you will see each other again, that way you have something to look forward to. Otherwise the time will feel endless. Also, communication is key! Talk on the phone and Skype will keep you connected.

When you find the person that you having been waiting your whole life to find, nothing will get in the way. Long distance will strengthen you if you’re meant to be together and one day you will be physically.

Being in a long distance relationship is obviously not ideal and not something I ever imagined I would be in but honestly I’m completely accepting of this because Mike is my person. I love him with all my heart and can’t wait to see what the future will bring.