10 Things You're Tired Of Hearing If You're Dating Long Distance

10 Things You're Tired Of Hearing If You're Dating Long Distance

10. Do you miss him?
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When I left for college, I left my first love behind. I was heartbroken and super emotional for a long time. Now, distance has become a norm for us. Yes, it is hard and I would much rather be with him physically all the time, but that's just not how it's going right now.

Throughout the first semester of college, and even before I left, I have had many people commenting on and giving me their thoughts on my relationship. I am all for hearing advice and listening to other people, but sometimes I wonder why things are even said. Some things are even said so many times I can't take it anymore.

Here are 10 things I, and I am sure many others, are tired of hearing about their long-distance relationship.

1. It will never work

Your lack of faith does not bother me. If it is meant to be it will be. I don't need you raining on my parade.

2. I could never do that

And that is exactly why you aren't doing it. Sorry, you can't do it, it isn't for everyone. No need to state the obvious.

3. Aren't you worried he is cheating?

There is little thing called trust. It is key to every relationship, especially long distance. I actually trust my boyfriend and he trusts me. It makes this whole distance thing SO much easier.

4. How can you love someone who you can't see/hug/kiss every day?

First off, I spent nearly a year of seeing him every day my last year of high school. If anything the distance has made me love him more.

5. That must be hard

Once again, no need to state the obvious. Yes, it is hard, but the goodbyes are so worth the hellos.

6. Do you cry a lot?

Well, would YOU cry?? I don't really care to share that information, but if you must know, some days are harder than others. I don't cry 24/7, I still enjoy life and get out and do things.

7. I would hate to put in all that effort just to have it end

If you really love someone it doesn't matter. Putting in the work isn't a chore. I wouldn't even consider it work. It's LOVE. It is loving someone no matter what.

8. How long do you think you'll be able to keep doing it?

Refer to number 7. This isn't a job or a chore. This is a relationship that I intend on keeping.

9. You can't even know if he is cheating

Once again, TRUST. It should be in every relationship - distance or no distance.

10. Do you miss him?

This one actually makes me laugh more than anything. Like, honestly. Do I miss him? I only get to see him, two maybe three times a year if I am lucky. OF COURSE, I miss him.

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To The Boyfriend Who Makes It Feel Like Valentine's Day Every Single Day Of The Year

I couldn't ask for better.

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If love is in the air and it's all over your Instagram feed, that can only mean one thing: Valentine's Day is approaching.

When it comes to Valentine's Day, people typically try to go over the top and demonstrate how much love they have for someone else through giving gifts. Whether that's flowers, chocolates, or going out to dinner, the gifts are meant to show that it's a special day that's all about the person they love.

That's not the case for me.

Valentine's Day is just another day to me. The love I receive from my boyfriend on a daily basis makes me feel like a queen every day, so nothing will really change once February 14th rolls around.

To him, I just want to say two things: thank you, and I love you.

Growing up, I never thought I would know a love as wholesome as yours. I sure as hell never thought I would deserve it, either, but you've shown me my worth and what real love feels like.

I used to not know my worth. I used to only know love as something that turned toxic and controlling. You changed all of that once you came into my life. You have shown me a healthy love that was trusting and unconditional, and I'll love you forever because of that.

I don't need Valentine's Day to know how much you love me. I don't need flowers, chocolates, or anything material to know that you see the rest of your life by my side. I know all of these things because you consistently show me that they're true on a daily basis.

You show me love in everything you do, whether that's holding the door open for me when we go out to eat, asking me how my day was, or making sure that my mental health is okay. You always greet me with a hug and a kiss, and you make me feel like I'm the most important person in the entire world.

You don't need to demonstrate a grand gesture to prove to me that you love me because I've never once doubted your feelings for me. You always tell me how beautiful I am and all of the things you love about me. I'm so thankful to be so head over heels for someone who cares about me with all of their heart.

I could never ask for someone better than you to be my partner in crime. You know me better than I know myself and I love every fiber of who you are. I know that in everything you do, you have me in your mind and your heart. You've shown me what it means to truly love someone, and for that, I'm so grateful.

Thank you for showing me what I deserve, and thank you for making every day feel like the most romantic holiday on the calendar. I love you.

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If You're Grossed Out By PDA, Then Don't Look At Me And My Boyfriend Kissing, Easy As That

Building my relationship and showing my boyfriend how much I love him will always be more important than catering to someone's bitterness.

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Whenever I see two people kiss, I always smile to myself briefly before looking away. That may sound weird, but honestly, there's something really heartwarming about knowing that other people are happy and in love. In a world that all too often seems full of hatred, heartbreak, and suffering, I try to value little moments of love. I've always felt this way, regardless of whether I was moody or happy, single or cuffed, and having a good or bad day. But apparently, other people, as I've recently found out, don't feel the same way.

"Do you two ever brush your teeth?"

"Are you picking bugs off of each other?"

*Other various glares and audibly annoyed sounds*

Talk about a mood killer, right?

I'll never get what possesses people to say stuff like that when there's a simple solution to this problem.

Don't like it? Don't look.

No one is forcing you to watch us be affectionate with each other. You can easily turn around, check the notifications on your phone, or talk to whoever you're with instead.

I've kissed my boyfriend in LOADS of places: restaurants, bus stops, school buildings, carnivals, parks, beaches, cars, apartments, social gatherings, and so on... And I can promise you that even when you act disgusted by what we're doing or make a nasty comment about us, we're not going to stop. So there's really no point in wasting your breath or expending energy on overdramatic facial expressions.

Even if just for a brief moment, try to think about why a couple might be showing affection for each other in public. (News flash: They're not doing it to deliberately make you comfortable.) It's more than likely that these two people are making the most of a moment.

They're happy and in love. There's nothing wrong with that.

On the flip side, why are you making such a big deal out of something that doesn't involve you whatsoever? My guess is that you're either unbearably lonely, jealous because your own relationship isn't suiting your needs, or just generally coldhearted. If any of those scenarios are true, I wouldn't be surprised. You chose to be hateful and rude over being civil and staying out of matters that don't personally involve you.

Regardless of the circumstance, it's a you problem that you need to work out on your own time.

Just like communication and effort, affection is an important part of a relationship. I want my boyfriend to know that regardless of where we are or who is around us, I will never be embarrassed or reluctant to kiss him or touch him. His feelings guide my behavior. He's my #1 priority. Building my relationship and showing my boyfriend how much I love him will always be more important than catering to someone's bitterness.

You can't avoid being around happy couples in public (really, we're everywhere), but you can change your reaction to them. And that's that.

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