What Being In a Long Distance Relationship Has Taught Me

Long-distance relationships require courage and resilience.

Ibukun
Hello, Love

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Everyone told me that I would learn about myself when I got into a relationship, and they didn't lie. This is 100% facts! When you start dating someone, you get to learn about yourself too. On another hand, I have found that in a long-distance relationship, these lessons seem to even more intensified and hard-hitting than the norm.

I am no relationship expert, but here are some of the things I have personally learned from being in a long-distance relationship.

Effective communication is very important

When you get into any relationship, you realise how important it is to communicate effectively. Among other key communication dos and don’ts, you will also learn that shouting will get you nowhere. You will realise that it’s not what you say but how you say it.

In a long-distance relationship, you will learn through experience that arguing by text is never productive because things will definitely get lost in translation.

You will also learn that:

  • Sensitive conversations are always meant to be had over a voice call.
  • When emotions are high, it's…

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Ibukun
Hello, Love

SEO by day and freelance writer by night. Poetry and fiction writer at https://ibs-writes.com/blog/