Of course, we all need the encouragement right? The support from your fellow peers, the sense of knowing that others have made it and you will too…
“If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together… there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart… I’ll always be with you.” – A.A. Milne, creator of Winnie-the-Pooh
How’s that to start you off?
We never give ourselves the credit we deserve. We are in fact a lot stronger than we believe ourselves to be. It’s just that many of us don’t pause long enough to realize that sometimes and we just need that reminder.
Since A.A Milne has just great quotes I’ve decided to pull another one.
“If the person you are talking to doesn’t appear to be listening, be patient. It may simply be that he has a small piece of fluff in his ear.” ― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
How do I interpret that as a long distance relationship quote? It’s for those times when we think we are not being acknowledged by our partners and we don’t know why. Personally, I’ve always had insecurity issues with my long distance relationship. This insecurity lead me to become a bit paranoid and read into the behaviour of my partner. If I didn’t get a response from my text or didn’t get a call back shortly I’d wonder what the reason might be.
The reality is that constantly being attached to the phone is the same as the other person constantly being around you somehow. At some point they have to take care of their immediate surroundings to normally function. Despite having that huge distance between you two, that piece of hardware – the cellphone, can be just as effective at nagging as being there in person. Yup, I nag a lot.
“You have to believe there are kisses and laughs and risks worth taking.” -David Levithan.
The reward is greater than the adversity right?
Of course it’s right…in most cases.
There’s a reason you’re with the person. Something about their quality, their personality, the way they make you feel.
Keeping in mind that you’ll be able to see them and you’re not apart forever can help you through the tough times. If you know that you’ll be together again why worry right? The important thing is to keep the relationship interesting during these times apart. I know a couple who used to live in the same neighbourhood together when they were younger. Once they moved away from each other they kept the relationship going until the next time they met, and then got married.
There was definitely a reward at the end of their time apart. Now no one can give them excuses to stay away.
“Our separation of each other is an optical illusion of consciousness.” – Albert Einstein
This quote is quite profound, coming from Einstein. Yes, I know he’s a scientist and not a lover…oh wait…believe it or not Einstein was quite the ladies’ man apparently. A man with a bit of experience under his belt and the know-how of the universe must be right in some way right?
While it’s true that we need the physical presence of someone to feel close to them it’s equally true that it’s their spirit and who they are that gives us comfort. Often times people in local relationships are emotionally apart from each other – being emotionally distant.
Well stay positive and upbeat. If not get that plane or train ticket and go surprise your significant other, after all it’s only our own decisions that keep us apart right? Who’s to say we can’t take charge and go see them ourselves in this modern age? Anyways if you have some favourite upbeat long distance relationship quotes please add them in the comments below.