Committing to a long-distance relationship isn’t the easiest thing to do. Regardless of that, many couples still decide to try, with the hopes of eventually living in the same zip code. This comic illustrates the ups and downs of these relationships in an absolutely perfect manner!
A long-distance relationship can be compared to riding on a roller coaster. Being together is like flying. Nothing can take away your shine. But all that changes when it’s time to say your goodbyes. Anxiety starts to show its ugly face, and when you’re standing all alone at the airport, your hearts begins to break all over again. After that, you’re having to deal with the grief of separation.
It Gets Lonely
You feel like when your significant other left, they took away all of the sunshine with them. Life is nothing but gray clouds now. Your last moments together are replaying like a movie in your mind over and over again. It feels like the next time you’re together will never arrive. And being in the present is impossible without them. Then you hear his voice again and you’re reminded of why you continue to live like this.
Feeding Your Emotions
His voice is the last thing you hear before bed and the first thing you hear while drinking your morning coffee. The messages he sends are tiny reminders to keep holding on. On those days you don’t hear from him, you’re staring at your screen in bed, eventually falling asleep clutching your phone. When you wake up, all of the texts are there and you do it all again.
Loving Each Other Through A Screen
Figuring out how to stay in touch, and make time for each other, is tricky at first. Your first video chats are awkward, and there are some missed calls. But, eventually, everything works out. You make the best of it, and it ends up being the closest thing to being physically together. Your friends may not agree with the relationship and sometimes it can be a bit tough to brush off their criticism.
They Don't Understand
Your friends and family may mean well by thinking they can talk you out of it all. They try to set you up with their boyfriend’s best friend (he’s great, you should meet him) or dismiss your relationship as a fling. You feel like your relationship is constantly under attack, but after a while, you learn not to let it bug you. The struggle is worth it to you because no one makes you laugh like he does.