The less distance you have in your relationship, the better. But sometimes work, school, or life situations dictate the need for a long-distance relationship. No relationship is easy, especially a long-distance one, but all hope is not lost if this is a possibility for you. Long-distance relationships, even long-distance marriages, can work, but you must have three things to make it work. This is one of the things my wife Lauren and I talk about in our book…
“We would never have considered this type of living arrangement if we felt our marriage wasn’t strong enough to withstand it. Putting that much distance between a husband and wife normally isn’t good, so Lauren and I don’t recommend it for all couples – especially those early in their marriage. But we had been married twenty years and felt we were strong enough, unified enough, and committed enough to make it work. In addition, we both felt it was the best decision for our children.”
If circumstances are leading your relationship down that path, please consider these three things before moving forward:
1. How strong is your marriage?
2. How unified are you?
3. How committed are you to one another?