A real relationship includes all aspects of being with someone, physically and emotionally. In a long-distance relationship, a lack of physical closeness changes the reality of your relationship. Even though you could have an emotional connection with someone who is far away.
Do long-distance relationships actually work?
A Word From Verywell. Long-distance partners are still people. The distance tends to make them less personal to us, but by maintaining frequent and open lines of communication and by fostering trust and positive emotions, it is possible for an LDR to work, even long-term.
Is long-distance Dating possible?
First of all, be comforted in knowing that long distance relationships can absolutely succeed. In fact, most couples find themselves geographically separated at some point during their dating or marriage relationship. Many couples even point to a season of long distance as the cornerstone of a stronger relationship.