Why Do Long Distance Relationships Fail?

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 23:12 -- zena

Long distance relationships fail due to many reasons. For many couples who are into such relationships, we often wonder how they make them last. However, according to statistics, the percentage of couples breaking up with each other in long distance relationships is very high.

This is why most of the time when people hear that you are in one, they often tell you how doomed the relationship will get. Those kinds of assumptions only make us wonder. Why do long distance relationships end?


One of the biggest problems when it comes to this kind of relationship is of course, the distance. If your partner is far away, it is difficult for you to see him/her all the time. Missing your partner will be a common occurrence but at the same time as the months continue to roll by, you realize how much your partner has been lacking. Therefore, in the end, when all else fail, you give up on the relationship and just forget about it.


Time is another reason as to why long distance relationships never last. If both of you are busy or if one of you is on a different timezone from yours, then it will be very difficult to find time for one another. This is okay in the first couple of months but as the days will continue to pass by, you will realize that its like you are not in a relationship at all and that your partner is either imaginary or has long been gone. By that time, you will feel bolder and more independent. This belief will only make you think about the fact that you do not need anyone to make you complete and happy.


Like many couples, intimacy is essential to make things work. How can two people be intimate with each other if they are so far apart? In our modern day and age, it is possible but then again, it can be quite challenging. Partners who are so far away from one other need to be creative in order to find ways to show their intimacy to each other. Sometimes a simple online or text message is enough while phone calls are necessary as well. The only drawback of this is that it takes a lot of time and effort to make such a thing work. It often leaves couples drained and frustrated.


Trust is often tested and then broken in such relationships. Fidelity can become an issue but can you blame a cheating partner if her/his other half has somehow made her/him feel neglected and unloved? The point is there are so many reasons as to why people abandon such relationships. Why should you put yourself in one when you know it is bound to just hurt you anyway?

But love is a gamble, this I know too well. So despite the pain that people will experience after breaking up with their partners, they still continue to go about long distance relationships. In my opinion, not all long distance relationships are bound to end. Given the chance, they can thrive but as I said such relationships are not for everyone.

If you choose to be in one, make sure you are prepared for what's to come. For a long distance relationship will test you in more ways than one. It is better to know what you are getting yourself into first before you sign up for the challenge.

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Zena Alethea Teofilo

Zena is an online English teacher. She enjoys writing and drawing during her free time. She writes many different articles and stories every day. Some are erotic in nature while others are informative. Writing for this website has opened her to a new world of possibilities. She is happy to share her thoughts and opinions about many things in life. She just hopes that many people are satisfied with her work for she aims to please.