How to Make Long Distance Friendships Last

How to Make Long Distance Friendships Last

If there is one expression I have found to be true over the years, it is “distance makes the heart grow fonder.” Getting older means that your circle of friends broadens and goes from those friends you grew up with to friends from college, friends from work, friends of friends, and a thousand other unique situations. This is both a wonderful and difficult thing. Adults are far more mobile than childhood friends. Some of us move far from our hometowns. Others travel, or get relocated for work. The likelihood of some distance being put between you and some of your friends is most likely, unfortunately, inevitable. Continue reading

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Dealing with Distance: How to Survive a Long Distance Relationship

(Image Credit: Olly)

(Image Credit: Olly)

It’s the summer before you and your boyfriend or girlfriend go off to college. You’ve been together for a while now and things are going really well. In fact, you’re not clingy or anything, but this person might really be the one. Only problem is, you’re both going to different schools. Suddenly you’re starting to have second thoughts, maybe this wasn’t meant to work out… Continue reading

The stress technology puts on relationships

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No one should ever say that managing long distance relationships is easy. It’s hard work. But today, technology streamlines communications to the point that friends form high expectations of each other. Continue reading

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Quirky Item of the Week: Pillow Talk (Long Distance Relationship Pillows)

Pillow Talk (Image Credit: Little Riot)

Pillow Talk (Image Credit: Little Riot)

You are stressed out and lonely, and the only contact you have with your significant other is through Skype or phone calls. You just want a hug, but hugging your phone or your computer screen just won’t do it! Long-distance relationships can be nightmares! But Pillow Talk, a product by Little Riot, will have you dreaming peacefully. Continue reading

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Going the Distance: How to deal with a long distance relationship

Long Distance Relationship (Image Credit: John Hope)

Long Distance Relationship (Image Credit: John Hope)

Before two and a half years ago, I had never been in a relationship and I never knew how much it hurt to miss someone so much. He’s my best friend, the person I share everything with, my first boyfriend, my first kiss, my first “I love you.” He’s the first person to make me actually like the gooey romantics that come with a relationship, and he’s going to Spain for nine months.

The prospect of losing your best friend for nine months is hard to cope with, after all, in every movie and television series the long distance relationships never work out (and if they do, the outcome is blatantly unrealistic…I’m talking about you, The Notebook). Not to mention, when you tell your friends and family that your boyfriend is leaving the country for nine months there is one of two reactions you receive: a long pause followed by “are you going to stay together?” or a hopeless look of sympathy. But not to worry, we are in this together! Take a deep breath, accept that this is happening, and refrain from crying. Continue reading