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Does Long Distance Relationships Make You Liable To Cheat?

By Ajanta Sen

There are a number of people who hate the thought of being in a long distance relationship. They tend to get worried about where their partners are, or what they are doing, even though they have already informed about their whereabouts.

Most people tend to start doubting on their partners in case if their call goes unanswered or texts are not replied to. The fact that their partner might be busy at a meeting or may be stuck in an issue does not cross their mind at all.

Long distance relationships tend to make the partners selfish. This is why most couples break up or start cheating on their partners with someone else, while they pretend that everything is perfectly fine.

It is true that many long distance relationships have been successful. But if the records are checked, maximum of the couples have drifted away or cheated on their partners in their absence.

If you love someone, why does distance matter so much? You need to keep in mind that no matter how far you are, at the end of the day, you are going to be together. There are easy ways to make long distance relationships work, and no, you are definitely not liable to cheat. Here are some of the pointers on the same topic.

Avoiding Excessive Communication

You are grown up and you should understand the difference between communicating and being sticky. There is no need to communicate throughout the day to keep the relationship working. Couples get the idea that since they are living far from each other, they need to talk even more. This is something that should not be done. Talking for almost the entire day may worsen the things. You may also tend to get tired. You also need to make time for your family.

Treating It As An Opportunity

A long distance relationship is nothing but a test in your relationship in which you either pass or fail. In order to pass, you both need to think of this as an important learning journey. You cannot think that the relationship is breaking you both, rather the thought should be that it is making you both. This relationship is going to make things even stronger and greater for the both of you.

Setting Ground Rules

It is very important to be clear with each other and discuss the things that you are expecting from each other. There should be certain ground rules that are set. You should be open about your level of commitment as well because nobody would want to come back home and catch being cheated upon.

Communicating Regularly

It is very important to greet your partner on a regular basis. Also, you should be updating your partner about what is going on with your life. There are things that may seem mundane, but you should tell things. Sending pictures, videos, and audio clips are also extremely important. Showing how important your partner is for you may help in boosting the things up. This effort allows your partner to feel loved.

Doing Things Together

It is true that you both are far away from each other. But this does not mean that you cannot do things with each other. You can watch documentaries and movies at the same time. Playing online games is also a great boost. Walking together while you both are on a video call is also something that you should do. Online shopping and getting gifts for each other also helps in adding the spark.

Being in a long distance relationship is very challenging, but this does not mean that you need to cheat on your partner. Remember that you both love each other and this is only for a short period of time.

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Story first published: Sunday, November 12, 2017, 14:00 [IST]
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