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Long distance relationships

Long-distance relationships mean that you aren’t living with your partner because you are in different places. This means you can’t see each other often.

If you live in Nairobi and your partner lives in Lagos, for example, you're in a long-distance relationship.

Relationships can go long distance for many reasons. It could be because your partner has found a new job in a different city or country or because you've started studying at a university far from home.

Today, long-distance relationships are becoming more common because of modern forms of communication. Emails, chats, video chats, and social media make it much easier for people to stay in touch. You can even have sex on the internet with your partner to keep the spark alive while you're apart.

Before you go long-distance, it might be a good idea to think about how your relationship will change. For one thing, there’ll be long stretches with no kissing, holding hands, or sex. You won't get to see and talk to each other in person for long periods of time.

If you can, try it for a while and see how it works out before you make a serious commitment.

Related: 6 Tips To Keep Long Distance Love Burning

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Hi Collins, sorry about that. A long distance relationship can be challenging to make work especially where there is little communication and trust issues. If partners are however, committed to each other and their relationship, they can make the relationship work. Check out the following article on how to make it work;- https://lovemattersafrica.com/love-relationships/happy-relationships/long-distance-relationships-dos-and-donts

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Hello Evelyn, thank you for reaching out to us. We are sorry you are going through such a hard time. Communication is an important part of any relationship. Have an open and honest conversation with your partner. Explain how their actions are affecting you and the relationship. Try not to be confrontational because that would put them on the defensive and the resulting conversation would not be productive.  Be ready to listen to their fears and feelings and respond to them as well.

Hello Yasenta, thank you for sharing and you are very right! As long as both parties have a good understanding of their relationship, are working towards their goals and future plans, and have good communication, they can definitely work on it! Have a wonderful week ahead and stay safe!

Hi Khadija, People meet in different spaces and go on to have great relationships. Long distance relationships can however be challenging to manage, but if the two partners are committed that can make it work. They would need to communicate frequently, plan to visit each other from time to time and have a clear future they are working toward together since they can't be n a long distance relationship forever. Check out the following article for more information;- https://lovematters.co.ke/love-relationships/happy-relationships/types-of-relationships https://lovematters.co.ke/love-relationships/happy-relationships/long-distance-relationships-dos-and-donts
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