Everything about a long distance relationship is bittersweet. And anyone who's been in one can tell you that it's like riding an emotional rollercoaster: One day you're ecstatic to be in the same room as your partner, and the next, you're cradling a box of tissues while you listen to "Hey There Delilah" on repeat.
They definitely have their obstacles, but LDRs also come with some awesome benefits. Check out what it's really like to be in long-distant love:
They say that absence makes the heart grow fonder, right?
But let's be realÃ¢â‚¬”sometimes it gets a little lonely.
On the upside, you've gotten really good at deciphering your partner's mood over text.
And you're pretty sure you spend more time talking on the phone than some couples do EVER.
Plus, you save a ton of money with Skype dates.
And by now, you could teach a class in sexting.
Bonus: You never have to feel guilty about having some much-needed alone time every now and then.
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And with so many girls' nights, your bonds are stronger than ever.
But when you go out with your couple friends, it's hard not to get a little jealous.
Then your schedules FINALLY align and you get to plan your next weekend together.
Frequent flyer miles? Um, yes, you have a billion.
The great part about being in an LDR? You always have plenty of time for pre-date primping.
The day before your reunion, you seriously cannot contain your excitement.
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You're pretty sure that only LDR couples know the awesomeness of haven't-seen-you-in-forever sex.
When you're finally together, it's like rom-com level romance.
But whenever the reality sets in that you have to part again, you justifiably freak out a little bit.
You couldn't care less about airport PDA.
And even though it's hard, it's all worth it when you see them again.
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