The Relationship Pivot – From In Person to Long Distance

One of the corona trend words is pivot, recreating your career to fit into the limitations this virus has set upon us. But it’s not the only area of your life where you might need to pivot and change to fit in with the current landscapes. Depending on your circumstance, your relationship might have to pivot too. There has been a lot of talk about what is happening to those that are single during this pandemic and worries about couples who are driving each other up the wall at home. But what about those who are now having to do long distance when they had an in the flesh relationship before? I like many others have found myself in this situation. Whether it’s due to caring for other family members, safety concerns or work commitments, many couples have seen themselves separated from the one they love with no clear end date in sight. So, how do you get through long distance when you are used to be together all the time?







They say absence makes the heart grow fonder, but just like with relationships in the physical world, this one also needs work too. It’s easy to become complacent after a while and to not put as much effort in. Someone who does a lot of long distance from their partner once told me for the first 6 weeks you really miss them, and then after that you get too used to being on your own. Whether this is true for you or not (and don’t freak out if it is, it doesn’t mean your relationship is in trouble, it just means you are starting to get used to your current life circumstances) you still need to continue to put the effort in to connect, to love and to be there for each other during this time and not just let every day life roll on with a few texts and calls. And if you are really struggling in your long distance love, just think, there are plenty of couples out there at home in isolation arguing wishing they could be in your position or plenty of singles wishing they could just connect with someone special. We always want what we don’t have and it’s about time we cherish and appreciate what we do, whether in person or via online means.

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