3 Common Challenges of a Long Distance Relationship
CHALLENGES THAT MAY AFFECT YOUR LONG-DISTANCE RELATIONSHIP DURING THE HOLIDAYS
It’s not easy being in a long-distance relationship, especially during the Christmas season. These holidays, we’ll provide you with some insights on some challenges of a long distance relationship. And some solutions to your long-distance relationship and of course how you and your partner can overcome them. Happy Holidays!
Here at Kiiroo, we feel for you long-distance couples. That’s why we took it upon ourselves to conduct a survey among 1000 Americans who are either currently in a long-distance relationship or have been in the past. So we could get a better insight in the struggles these couples experience.
Although long-distance relationships are challenging any time of the year, the holidays can really make things extra stressful. On the streets and in soda commercials, you see all these happy-happy-joy-joy-couples snuggling up together underneath the mistletoe. This makes you miss your partner even more than usual.
But not to worry, my friend! Below, you’ll see a list of three biggest challenges in a long-distance relationship during the holidays. We combine some advice and solutions on how to combat these challenges, based on our survey.
1. “WHAT IF THERE’S SOMEONE ELSE?”
Admit it: we all get a little green with jealousy from time to time. Even couples who live close together or in the same house. For long-distance couples, jealousy is a common problem and can become even more tricky. You can’t see your partner as often as you’d like. And you can never be a 100% sure on what they’re doing exactly all day.
“What if something happens between them and their hot coworker on their office Christmas partner? What if... What if they fall in love?” It’s easy to see how these jealous thoughts can drive anyone crazy. This is why 55% of the survey respondents report worrying about their partner meeting someone else.
THE SOLUTION: HONEST COMMUNICATION
Although a little bit of jealousy can show your partner that you care, too much is never good for your long-distance relationship. If you find yourself having more and more jealous thoughts, it might be a good thing to honestly communicate with your partner.
This might sound scary. But just remember: honesty is always the best policy. Once you talk to your partner about your jealous thoughts, you take away some of their power of you. Make sure not to turn the conversation into an accusation. Just be honest about your feelings and needs. Maybe a daily text right or phone call before you both go to bed can rest your jealous mind.
2. MONEY CAN’T BUY ME LOVE
Christmas is a time for togetherness, love, and belonging. But damn it, who knew that crap could be so expensive? The holidays are a pricy time already and you just want to spend time with your long distance love.
An expensive plane ticket to see your long-distance partner can be just out of your budget. 45% of the respondents from our survey, state that they worry about the expenses of visiting each other.
THE SOLUTION: GET REAL ABOUT THE CASH
There’s no way around it: a long-distance relationship is always going to be more expensive than ‘normal’ relationships. But if you’re both equally committed to making this relationship a success, there’s nothing standing in your way!
First of all, be honest to yourselves and to each other about your financial situation. And the costs of traveling to each other over the holidays. That way, no one can get disappointed due to unrealistic expectations.
Second, try to get plane tickets on your days off or off hours as much as possible. Or maybe check out an airport other than your usual choice. They might offer rates that are cheaper.
If that is still impossible than check out our article on 5 Tips to Make Your Long Distance Relationship Work
3. TOUCH ME, BABY
Our respondents who are or were in a long-distance relationship, claim that the most challenging aspect of their relationship is the lack of physical intimacy. We humans have an innate need to be touched and touch others.
Being touched releases oxytocin. You know, the hormone that makes you feel happy! A lack of touch, and therefore a lack of this important hormone, can lead to feeling stressed, lonely and disconnected. Not exactly how you’d like to feel during the holidays!
THE SOLUTION: GET IT ON LONG-DISTANCE-STYLE!
You’re lucky that in this modern day and age, sex isn’t only a privilege for couples who are physically near each other. Thanks to our revolutionary sex toys here at Kiiroo, you and your long-distance partner have the opportunity to feel each other’s sweet, sweet touch. Without even buying an expensive plane ticket!
It can still be a steamy Christmas, even if you two aren’t able to visit each other in real life. Make sure you both are in possession of a Kiiroo toy (Tip: A nice Christmas present perhaps?).
Connect both your toys to the FeelConnect app. Now, you’ll be able to feel the movement of your partners toy synchronized with your own. Play your way to a mind-blowing orgasm to the same speed as your long-distance lover.
Now that’s what we call a merry Christmas!