It is excruciating to feel so incomplete all the time. Like suddenly, you’ve lost a part of your leg and now you have this unforgiving limp. But if I’m being completely honest, I think every relationship needs to experience long distance at least once.
Matters of the Heart
Being in a long distance relationship may seem like a lot of work, but here I will share with you these five keys that I guarantee will keep the sparkle shining.
The newness of my long Rapunzel hair wore off in a week and then it was back to the same old thing. His coldness, my insecurity. His disregard, my pain. It finally became clear to me that no matter what I did, this man would never love me.
Growing up in the world of Disney and Jane Austen, I had this dream. This ideal that once it would become true, I knew I could finally be happy. Like most girls do, this fantasy of finding prince charming is undeniably relevant to my not so princess self. Oh, prince charming.
It seems like the signs are all there – that moving in together would be seamless. But even with these signifiers, why do you still feel hesitation?
The thought of being thousands of miles apart from a friend in Holland to hundreds of miles apart from a friend in Florida (where I live), made me uneasy and frankly, sad. Did this mean that my friendships were over?
The most difficult thing for me by far is getting myself to come to the realization that she will no longer be here. Ma will not be here to see me blow out my 28th birthday candles. Ma will not be here to go dress shopping with me for my once in a lifetime marriage.
It’s okay if my life doesn’t look like La La Land, Cinderella, or any other fairy tale. My life and my relationships are my own, and there’s no reason to compare them to anyone else’s.
I sincerely thank you for breaking my heart. You have forced me to become the strong and independent woman I am now.
So, you and your best friend are moving in together! Life seems like it’s going to be a never ending sleepover and fun with the person who just gets you. Then something happens: the flood of horror stories of those two friends you thought would never part but did once they lived together come rushing in.
The real MVP is the significant other who has stood by us through it all – insecurities, body image, career paths, the past, etc. They stand by our side while we continuously try to make up our minds and love ourselves.
Rewind 5 years or so and I definitely wouldn’t have been the right person to write this article. I hated being single and felt like all I need to be happy and complete was a boyfriend.
In this season of love and romanticism, it is difficult to remember to enjoy the times you have as a single individual. Some women, like myself, are single during this Valentine’s Day, but that has not stopped me from finding the love in all areas of my life.
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