If you are reading this post I will assume that you are a hopeless romantic like I am or perhaps you are in a long distance relationship. (Or maybe you came across my blog by accident and you are just killing time because you are bored. That’s cool too!) If you are seeking advice then my post might be a little helpful but I want to make clear that I am no expert. When it comes to love no one is an expert! I am just a girl who wants to share her experiences and make more people love love!
There is no such thing as a perfect relationship or marriage (but I will stick to relationships because what do I know about marriage?!). Also, there is no such thing as a secret as to how to make your relationship last. Of course there are things you can do to deal with certain situations/issues (like distance) but the answer to all your questions is simply to love each other with all your heart. Remember that you an in a relationship with your partner not with the world. So no matter how many books you read and how many people you ask for advice, only you and your significant other can make sure that what you have lasts!
I have learned a few things when it comes to long distance relationships and I want to share them with you all on the blog. Even though I really dislike the word ‘rules’, my one and only ‘rule’ is to make sure that you never go to bed mad at your boyfriend, girlfriend, husband or wife. I am a woman and sometimes I just need my space and my time to deal with certain things. So yes, sometimes I am so mad I just hang up the phone and I do not want to talk for the rest of the day. In those situations, I always make sure to take some time and replay in my head everything that happened. When I calm down I can see things clearly and I understand where things went wrong. Then I can go to bed feeling at peace with myself and wake up the next morning as if that argument (for example) never happened. The best thing to do is to resolve the situation before going to bed. If for whatever reason that is not possible, my advice is do not hold grudges; especially when it comes to your loved ones.
When you are in a long distance relationship and you cannot meet up with the other person you have to make sure you stay in touch and find different ways to show your love. Talk on the phone, text, video-call… anything to keep you close to each other. Even if your schedule is hectic, making the time to send the other person a text simply to let them know what you are up to will be really appreciated. Do not underestimate the power of a sweet text or voicemail and even if it is just for a couple of seconds, call the other person to say goodnight.
As much as I believe in love, I think that relationships cannot be via distance forever. So even if this might be very obvious to many of you, you have to find ways to meet up with the other person. Even if you can only meet once every six months you can still make it work. You just have to have the will to do so.
To all of you that are now reading this post, I want you to know that there is true love out there!! Everything you see in movies looks so crazy and unrealistic right? Well love (έρωτας) itself is crazy! So no, those movies are not unrealistic. I believe that there is someone for everyone out there. You just have to have faith and believe in true love. It is one of the most beautiful things you will ever experience. I believe it is the closest thing we have to magic. So no matter how old you are, make sure to celebrate love every single day. It is the only thing that keeps us going.
P.S. Ευχαριστώ τους γονείς μου που μου έμαθαν τι σημαίνει αληθινή αγάπη.
HOPELESS ROMANTIC FOREVER
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