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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.

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Hello Rovines, Long distance relationships can be challenging to manage but if both partners are committed to making it work they can make it work overcoming the various challenges. Check out the following article for more tips;- https://lovematters.co.ke/love-relationships/happy-relationships/long-distance-relationships-dos-and-donts

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

Hello Kay, it will surprise you that there are many long distance relationships that are working. It takes alot more work, understanding and commitment from both partners for it to work. Have a look at the following article for more information;- https://lovemattersafrica.com/love-relationships/happy-relationships/long-distance-love-keep-it-hot-with-this-proven-technique

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
Iam also in a long distance relationship and.i can say it only needs trust and commitment for things to work out for who normally don't know what happens with our partners in our absence

Hi Kefa, we are so sorry about this. Keeping a long distance relationship alive can be challenging, it is not possible to tell what could have happened. You can try reach out to get to know what led to this relationship and perhaps for you to have closure. You need to be alive to the fact that she may not be willing to talk about what happened and why she made this decision. If this is what happens, all you will have to accept this though difficult and begin you journey of moving on. Break ups are tough but life does and has to move on even after a breakup. Remember this was not your fault but a choice she made without giving you a chance to address the issues. Check out this article on more tips on how to cope with a break up;- https://lovemattersafrica.com/love-relationships/breaking-up/coping-with-a-break-up

Hi,I have been dating a high school student for 1 year currently a candidate bt she has never allowed me to have a kiss with her,what can be the problem
Am in a long distance relationship but I have a feeling that my boyfriend is cheating, how can I deal with this please help because am getting worried
Hi Yvonne. Making a long distance relationship work can be a challenge. There is however no way to know for sure if your partner is cheating on you. The best thing to do is try to communicate with your partner. Be honest with them about your suspicions and your feelings along with your fears. I know this can be scary to bring it up but try to just tell them why you suspect something is wrong and not just accuse them to be a cheater. Generally if we hold on to our thoughts you might take things the wrong way believe something without knowing if it is real or not. We wish you well.
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