Can Long-Distance Relationships Work?

Afternoon gents, it’s Max from the Young Gentleman’s Guide here! So, this has become a very popular question in today’s youth and dating world, especially since we’re in the golden age of social media: can a long distance relationship  work? This is a question that even I’ve had to ask myself from time to time, and I’m hoping to answer that question for any of you young gents who may be in this situation.

Now, unsurprisingly, the question of whether or not a long-distance relationship can work is an incredibly difficult question to answer. The reason being because romantic relationships by their nature are very different depending on the people involved. Some people are perfectly fine with long-distance relationships. They think relationships like that are much more romantic, plus it’ll make it all the better when they finally see their significant other in person. A very “absence makes the heart grow fonder” mentality. On the other hand, you have those people who can’t stand a long-distance relationship. They find it incredibly stressful since they have to work twice as hard in order to make the relationship work. They also just can’t stand not being able to actually see the person all the time. Now, while I completely understand both perspectives and  think they both have some valid points, I myself tend to follow the former ideology. I believe that under the right circumstances and between the right people, a long-distance can certainly work. That is, however just my mindset.

Sad as it may be to say, the question about long-distance relationships being able to work may not even have a definite answer. Sorry to any of you coming to this article expecting an answer set in stone, but finding an answer like that to a question like this really isn’t possible. As I said before, romantic relationships by their nature vary greatly depending on the people involved in that relationship. People express love and affection in different ways, and on top of that, people just have their preferences. You and your girlfriend will most likely have very different relationship compared to your best friend and his girlfriend; maybe a long-distance situation works with you and your girlfriend, but not with your best friend and his girl. So while I can’t give a definite answer as to whether or not a long-distance relationship can work, I can at least offer this advice: talk to your significant other about it and just use common sense. After all, the most important part of any relationship is communication. If you and that special someone can come to a reasonable conclusion about your long-distance relationship, whether you end up staying together or not, all the more power to you two.

Sorry if this article seems too vague or not very focused, gents. Like I said, this is an extremely difficult question to answer, and my answer to the question may be different from yours. At the end of the day, the most important things to keep in mind when coming up with your own answer are communication and common sense, those will both go a long way. In any case, I hope you enjoyed reading today’s article. Please be sure to share the post, follow the blog, follow The Young Gentleman’s Guide on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram, and support us on Patreon. And on that note, this is Max from The Young Gentleman’s Guide, and I’ll see you next time!


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