4 Long Distance Relationship Quotes for the Tough Times

We are living in a new age of cyber-romance and virtual love, aren’t we? With so many new apps for dating, as well as multiple social tools to stay in touch, we never really have to say goodbye.

Just think of how many advantages we have in modern society, now that we don’t have to take months to write letters or wait years just to schedule an in-person meeting. With the miracle of webcams, instant chat, photo sharing and VOIP telephones, we can make a virtual connection with anyone in the world, free of charge.

Well maybe not anyone…I still think Scarlett Johansson is fairly difficult to get a hold of on the phone.

The point is, relationships are a tad easier now that instant communication is openly available to us. Now that said, of course the lack of physical presence is going to be frustrating. It’s all the more frustrating if you’ve never met each other but have fallen in love. Some say it’s even more difficult when you have met in person, and perhaps made love, but now have to say goodbye and go back to Internet dating.

Make no mistake, waiting is no easy game. But sometimes it’s necessary because of family obligations, travel arrangements, business and career, or just because you have very different lives that aren’t compatible right now. Maybe someday your lives will intertwine physically…but for today, there’s only the Internet!

But maybe it’s not going to be as hard as you thought. Not just because you have this technology, but also because online dating is a great opportunity for getting to know each other on a much deeper level. Some people who cyber-date, actually become intellectually and “soulfully” connected, even better than those who date exclusively in person.

Why? Probably because when you’re separated by thousands of miles, physical lust doesn’t characterize the relationship. You talk about more things. You pique each other’s minds. You can talk for hours and connect emotionally – and yes, sometimes connecting so deeply is better than sex!

So don’t fret the next few months, even if it seems like a long time. Take heart in some of these great long-distance relationship quotes, that prove that real love and happiness is all about minds melding together and not just physical attraction.

1. “Can miles truly separate you from friends? If you want to be with someone you love, aren’t you already there?”– Richard Bach

Great quote and the perfect variation on the half full / half empty perspective of life. To an unhappy person, a long distance relationship is a trial, an injustice and a miserable waiting period.

But to someone who truly appreciates you, this IS the relationship. You are dating “in real life.” And these precious moments you spend together are going to be some of the best memories of your life. The conversations you have are amazing. Every new chat is another revelation. If you are in love, then you are “already there…” and you’re not waiting. This is the conversation you would be having if you were together in person. This is the precious moment you are sharing in the Now.

2. “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.”– Helen Keller

What a great quote and all the more so if you know who Helen Keller was. Just because you can’t see your lover in person or touch them does not mean your love is suffering.

You feel them in your heart. When you chat, or talk on the phone, you love deeper. You yearn for each other and so what you have together becomes even more intense. Love is all about intensity and feeling each moment, with your heart and mind involved. Physical interaction is the icing on the cake.

3. “I love when I reach Marcus on the phone and as he says hello, I can hear the music he’s listening to in the background. That music is the sound of him without me. How he surrounds himself when I’m not there, which is almost all the time.”– Megan McCafferty

This quote is a good reminder that the both of you exist independently of each other and there’s nothing wrong with that. In fact, both of you should enjoy your independence and seek to preserve this independence, even when the two of you get together in person later on. Don’t demand that you do everything together…take pride, take an interest, in who your partner is when they live life apart from you. It makes for great conversation; discussing your independent goals, what you like to do when you’re alone, and things you look forward to doing day-to-day, in the “Now.”

Discussing the independent things, the differences in your lifestyle, actually makes for great and stimulating conversation. Rather than cry over what cannot immediately be, take pleasure in what is…and share all these experiences with your partner.

4. “Distance makes the heart grow fonder.” – Thomas Haynes Bayly

You’ve probably heard this quote before but it bears repeating because it’s actually much deeper than we realize at first glance. Yes, distance makes us miss the person we love.

But did you know, that when it comes to a man, giving him the “gift” of missing you actually helps to intensify the feelings he already has have for you? This is important to remember in early dating and courtship. If anything, you want to give him “some distance” rather than trying to spend every waking moment with him.

Letting him miss you reminds him that he wants you, that you’re worth waiting for, and that he must earn your attention and your commitment over time. When you see each other every day you may start to take things for granted.

It’s actually one of the challenges of a long-term relationship, learning how to fall in love every day even though you’re going through a routine. So don’t “rush” into a commitment just because you feel an intense connection. There will be plenty of time for in-person interaction later. Enjoy this opportunity for what it is: missing each other and realizing that you DO want to spend the rest of your life together when the time is finally right.

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