The real challenge implicit within the long distance equation is the discrepancy between your expectations for the relationship and the reality of your current situation.It is within the ‘gap’ between these dual ends of the long distance dynamic that all the long distance relationship problems vacillate. Communication problems Communication is an important ingredient of all relationships.Couples in a long distance relationship face a In a long distance relationship, partners come to love and hate technology at the same time.
(v) Problems faced as a result of the long distance communication Being apart poses a few problems for long distance couples that geographically close couples do not face.Not being able to see the expression of their partner when they say something or not being able to read the intonation of a text or understand the rationale behind a mail are a few ways in which misunderstanding creeps into the equation between long distance lovers.The lack of physical interaction in long distance relationships can create problems that make monogamy a hard rule to adhere to in long distance relationships.(iv) Absence of tangible support Another stumbling block for partners in a long distance relationship is the conspicuous ‘presence’ of the ‘absence of another.’ No matter the evolution of technology, there still seems to be a tangible aspect of ‘presence’ missing from long distance relationships owing to a lack of support in good times and bad – coz there are times when a promotion or a loss of a loved one just cannot be celebrated or grieved for over a phone call.This closely ties in with the next problem – the challenge of dependency.
(ii) The challenge of dependency at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire describes three types of dependency in the marriage set-up, that can be applied with equal ease to any romantic relationship: A-frame, H-frame, and M-frame.Long distance relationships are plagued by far more problems than the gut-wrenching pain of separation itself.In fact, research has shown that ‘distance’ isn’t the hardest part of a long distance relationship at all.Gary Chapman has often iterated upon the power of words to forge emotional as well as physical intimacy.In his revealing book on love languages for singles, he iterates upon the use of words to forge a deep connection with a person who may be sitting away from you behind a computer screen.(v) Issues blown out of proportion I know that any dispute in a romantic relationship (words said in anger or hurtful situations) sear twice as much.