Being in a long distance relationship isn’t about the amount of time that you spend apart, it’s about how you take advantage of the time you spend together. It’s about being able to pick up the phone or look at a person through a screen and know that you love him just as much as you would if he were sitting right next to you. It’s about knowing how to hold yourself together between the visits. It’s knowing how to comfort yourself through the tears and accept that you can’t fall into his arms, and knowing that there are some aspects of your life that he’ll just never get to see…and being okay with that. It’s about knowing what’s important and what isn’t. It’s about taking the short time you have together and making sure you’re silly, loving, serious, and spontaneous sides all come out within the same few days. It’s about letting an emotional connection override a physical one, it’s about not needing a kiss every day, no matter how bad you want one. It’s about needing him to be yours more than you need anyone to be there. It’s about living each day, ignoring the doubts, fighting through the stress, pushing away the insecurities, and loving more than you ever thought possible.
It’s about being the strongest kind of couple you can be.
It’s about not focusing on the miles between, but instead on the feelings you share.
It’s about love - as simple as that.