Some people try long distance relationships in college with significant others from a previous school, job or some where else. 

I was curious as to what other people’s thoughts were on LDR’s versus my own ideas about it. I currently have a LDR with my boyfriend who goes to college an hour away. An hour away is pretty far when you add the fact that we have full course loads and tons of outside work. 

We’ve been together almost a year and a half. We dated the end of our junior year and our entire senior year of high school. 

According to a website called, approximately 75% of American students say that they have had a LDR at some point in college. That seems like an impossible amount of people who went through the exact same thing. How well does it work? 

In my case, it is hard. I won’t lie to you there. It’s ridiculously hard especially, if you choose to date an athlete. They are always busy. The first few weeks are the hardest. You have to work to adjust to different schedules. College has weird class times, tons of homework and lots of practice time. 

You have to be patient and above all, trust one another. 

Trust is the key in LDRs. If you don’t trust your partner, you’re in for a rough ride. Anyone will tell you that trust is important in any type of relationship. 

That’s especially true if you have to trust your SO to be faithful from far away. I struggled with this at first because of past experiences. However, my boyfriend proved to be extremely faithful no matter the situation, luckily for me. 

Another key in maintaining your LDR is making the most of your time with them. DO NOT waste time arguing when you see them in person. This is the person you’ve been waiting possibly weeks to see so enjoy it. 

I promise that LDR’s with the right person are worth it. You love this person, so you can get through the issue of distance. 

I wouldn’t trade anything in the world for my SO, even if he is a pain in the ass sometimes. Like I said, the right person will make the effort worth it in the end. Good luck!

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