THE MEANING AND EFFECTS OF LONG DISTANCE RELATIONSHIPS.
Meaning: A long distance relationship can be said to mean relationship between two people who live afar apart and so are unable to meet on a frequent basis. This both parties in the relationship are unable to meet for a long period of time, it could also be due to one or two things which might be an unforeseen circumstance. Long distance relationship is also all about living afar from each other, they could also be living in the same area/community but are unable to see/meet for a long period of time. This could also be likened to a long distance relationship .
Below are the following effects (good and bad) of a long distance relationship:
EFFECTS OF LONG DISTANCE RELATIONSHIP.
– DIFFICULTY JUDGING THE STATE OF THE RELATIONSHIP:
This is very common in every long distance relationships, each individual is unable or has difficulty in judging the state of the relationship. This is where lack of trust comes in even though they try hard as possible to believe everything they tell each other. In a situation of a long distance relationship where the guy puts a call to his girlfriend and she picks after ringing for the 5th time , suspicions comes in whether the girl was with another guy because his not around. This is one of the major effects of long distance relationships.
– HIGH EXPECTATIONS BY PARTNERS FOR THE QUALITY OF FACE TO FACE MEETINGS:
Yeah this can be likened to be a good effect because it fosters the love between compared to a relationship (not marriage) where both parties see each other very often. Once they fix a meeting date both parties will plan or put in place a lot things in place to make the meeting romantic, unique and lovely , but on the other where both parties expect a lot from each other during their meeting and less came from both ends, this will start putting doubts in their mind whether they still love ech other like before. Such relationship is on the verge of breaking up.
– ANXIETY :
Long distance causes a lot of anxiety amidst both parties because will be dreaming and fantasying about the day they will meet , sometimes both parties might not be able to sleep before of the anxiety and this can be of bad effects physically when it gets too much to the extent that the anxiety comes very often.
– COMMUNICATION PROBLEM:
Here we go again with one of the major effects of long distance relationships, long distance discourages communications mostly. Both parties will engage in activities that will keep them busy to the extent they wont remember to keep in touch with each other. The purposely indulge themselves in such activities due to the long distance between them.
– ABSENCE OF PHYSICAL SUPPORT:
There will be some time in the relationship where one one of the parties will want to embark on a project where he/she is going to need physical support from the other end and if care is not taken the party being unable to receive physical support from the other end will demotivate such party and the project might end up being unsuccessful.
This happens in all relationship though the rate and level differs, in a long distance relationship depression happens often because of the inability to access or see each other frequently . this is what leads to loneliness, here the relationship is at stake if a third comes in and tries to take one of the party away. Such party been planned to take away might consider it as a good option due to the fact he/she lacks the presence of the other party.
– DEPRECIATION IN THE RELATIONSHIP:
A long distance relationship requires a lot of dedication and time to keep it going, if care is not taken the relationship is at the verge of breaking up because once there is no dedication or trust in the relationship, the relationship will start to depreciate and with time both parties will end up going their separate ways.