A long distance relationship can be one of the most difficult relationships you will ever have in your life. It’s hard to maintain when both you and your partner are busy and when there is a huge time difference between you two. Long distance relationships also take more work than other types of relationships… They take a lot of effort for couples to stay connected when they live far apart from each other. When you’re young and just starting out with your career it can be even harder to maintain a relationship across multiple states or countries because of the strain on time spent together compared to quality time apart.
In this blog post, we’re going to discuss the question of when you should end long distance relationship. There are many factors that come into ending a long distance relationship, so let’s talk about them:
When to End Your Long Distance Relationship
When you’re no longer happy in the relationship:
This is one of the most justified reasons for ending your long distance relationship. If your relationship doesn’t make you happy, then you’re not dating the right person. The most common reason is that it’s no longer fun and enjoyable to be together. This means your needs aren’t being met anymore. If you feel like there really isn’t any hope of change or improvement between the two of you, breaking off might actually help both parties move on easier than hanging onto each other for nothing more than a partnership status symbol while still feeling unhappy about everything else involved in life – and also wondering what could have been had circumstances worked out better instead. Unfortunately, if you’re not happy, then that can be a sign from your body telling you to end it.
When one or both of you are too busy to focus on the long distance relationship:
Long distance relationships require a lot of effort. They’re not like regular relationships because unfortunately, you can’t see them every day. When you’re in a LDR, you may be living in different time zones. If this is the case, the timing of your schedules may not align up. While one of you is eating breakfast, the other may be finishing dinner. Unfortunately, sometimes it’s really difficult to make your schedules align. If you or your partner is constantly working, or busy at school, then it’s completely understandable that you don’t talk much. It’s hard to focus on your partner who lives far away and also take care of your other responsibilities at the same time… This could really take a toll on you or your partner’s mental health and drive you two apart.
If there is a lot of fighting when it comes to being away from each other for so long, then maybe it’s time to end the LDR:
A relationship is only worth it if both people are happy. If you fight constantly, then there’s no point in staying together because misery loves company and neither person will be content with the arrangement. Unfortunately, the distance can get to some people and this will drive you apart – resulting in tons of petty arguments. If you and your partner find yourself bickering more than most couples, then it may be a sign to break up.
When either you or your partner start developing feelings for someone else:
There are so many reasons why you should break up with your boyfriend if you have feelings for someone else. Firstly, it is not fair to the other person or yourself to be in a relationship where one of you are thinking of someone else. Secondly, if you’re having feelings for someone else, then a lot of times, this may lead to you cheating on your partner. This will always come back and bite you sooner than later. Lastly, staying committed to one another while having these strong emotions towards others can create tension that ruins any chance of happiness between all parties involved. While we’re sure every situation has its own unique variables which make things challenging sometimes, if you have feelings for someone else, then you shouldn’t be with your partner.
Conclusion of When to End Long Distance Relationship
Ending any relationship is hard and the decision is a tough one to make. When you love someone, those feelings don’t go away for a long time and it’s difficult to say goodbye. Long distance relationships are one of the hardest types of relationships because your significant other is not physically present for a long period of time. This can cause you to overthink and drive yourself nuts – trust us, we’ve been there, too! There needs to be trust, understanding, patience, and time management skills for both people in order to make sure that nothing goes wrong when communicating with each other.
If your time spent apart is causing more stress than happiness, it might be best to call things off. It may seem easier at first to stick with something that’s comfortable even if not ideal but doing so will only lead both partners down a road of unhappiness. In the end, truly listen to your heart and do what your gut is telling you to do.
When you want to end your long distance relationship, it’s important that you and your partner are on the same page. Make sure that this decision comes from a place of love and mutual respect for one another. If there is no way forward together, then ending it might be necessary.
Regardless of what you do, just remember to do what makes you happiest in the long run. We wish you the best of luck with your decision. If you need any further long distance relationship advice, then make sure to read our other blogs. Don’t forget to also join our LDR support group on Facebook – click here to join. Long distance relationships CAN work, so don’t feel discouraged. Talk to your partner about how you feel before making any decisions. Good luck!