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What Science Says About Being In A Long-Distance Relationship?

Distance means so little when someone means so much… The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be observed or even touched, They must be felt with the heart. Looks good in the words, how about in real life?

If your relationship has started before college life, usually boy and girl don’t get the same college or they may also have to shift to a new city. There are probably more than 70% of college students and recent graduates are in or have been in long-distance relationships. But, despite the huge number of long-distance couples, many people believe that a couple who can’t see each other regularly is doomed to fail. But that’s not inevitably the case, maybe not! There are many relationships gets decline with distance, but others get stronger, and there are good things that can come with distance too.

When you’re in a long distance relationship, you develop personal strength and elasticity. You learn how to make a commitment, even when things are difficult. You discover the power of your relationship to overcome all obstacles. But not everyone can commit to their words as they miss the company which sometimes tends to cheat also.

However, recent studies are finding that long-distance relationships may be more stable and of higher quality than most people think. Terms and conditions apply!

Although, we are here for the science on what happens in a long-distance relationship.

1. Continuing in a long-distance relationship makes couples rhapsodize their partners.

This is so much easier to create an idealized image of your significant other when you don’t see any of their daily flaws or weaknesses (such as snoring, dirty laundry, bad habits, awkward moments). Studies have supported this fact when researchers found that long-distance couples are more likely to view their partner’s behaviors within rose-colored glasses. When their partners are miles away, it seems they could do no wrong. The long-distance couples were more likely to believe that they’ll still be together a year later and that they would ultimately get married. However, the relation can turn to bad also after knowing more about the partner but after getting married nobody minds little compromise and late they habitual of each other’s demerit.


2. Duos in long-distance relationships don’t think they will ever break up, but usually, they do when reunited.

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Seldom, when individuals in a relationship change, the relationship won’t work anymore. And when a couple lives apart, they often don’t change together and can grow into different people who’re no longer compatible. Psychologists at the University of Denver studied 870 young couples and found that long-distance couples were more likely to believe that they’ll still be together a year later and that they would eventually get married. But, according to a 2006 study, one-third of long-distance couples broke up less than three months after reuniting.


3. Pairs in long-distance relationships get ampler at certain kinds of communication.

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Shocked or Surprise? Long-distance relationships require a lot of hard work, and it looks like it’s paying off. All that time spent Skyping, texting, and talking on the phone means you’re better at communicating with each other, which is excellent news for the long-term health of your relationship. In 2013, a study by researchers in Cornell and Hong Kong discovered that distance increases, instead of decreases intimacy. This is because couples who live far apart talk more often and have more in-depth and engaging conversations where each partner would share more about themselves. Couples who can see each other physically on the regular may not find the need to have those deep discussions as often. Not only that, but another study has found that couples in long-distance relationships are less likely to snap or express hostility because most of the time it’s not worth it to get on the phone just to pick a fight. Duos usually learn more about their partner despite living in together.


4. Female manage to adjust more easily to a long-distance bond.

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It surfaces not true for many people. Who says women were more emotionally fissiparous? Studies on college students have found that women in long-distance relationships easily handled the initial separation and eventual breakup (if separation takes place) better than the men in the study. On the other side, the men reported feeling more distressed overall, especially (perhaps naturally) when they were the ones who were broken up with.


5. Pairs in a long-distance relationship aren’t any less happy than couples living together or closer.

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A new secret opened. Long-distance couples may experience more relationship stress, but that doesn’t mean they’re less happy in general. Or maybe they feel less stressed because they don’t have to give answers to every step. A study conducted on 700 long-distance couples and 400 couples who lived in the same area found that the two types of relationships weren’t that different from each other. The study found that long-distance couples were more likely to be satisfied, nor were they any happier than couples who lived close together. Researchers inferred that people in long-distance relationships were not worse off in comparison.

Every coin has two sides, one is good and one bad, maybe long-distance can result to omit the relationships and on the other sides missing someone gets easier every day because even though you are one day further from the last time you saw them, you are one day closer to the next time you will.