I am surprised with the lack of education that exists about the long distance relationships, we are in the XXI Century, people should not look at us as ufo when we tell them we are in a LDR, but surprisingly, it happens.
It took me time to realize why people is still surprised, but I reached to a conclusion I wanna share with all of you!
People tend to confuse a Long Distance Relationship with a Virtual Relationship, they tend to think being in a LDR is a sign of immaturity, that it is because we don’t wanna be involved with real people and have real relationships and so on.
But hello!! I am a real person and my loved one is a real person also, we are not robots or toys, being in love with someone who is far doesn’t mean we are in love with someone that does not exist.
Great example is when someone is pregnant, all the family is loving the baby, despite they can’t see him/her they can feel him/her and love it even before they see or touch them, is not an imaginary baby, it is a real baby.
Well, waiting for seeing and touching the baby takes 9 months, sometimes seeing and touching your loved one can take more (or less) than this time and it is always real, never product of your imagination.
Sometimes the parents are the first in worrying and thinking that being in a LDR means having an imaginary relationship, a platonic love, so far from the truth! We are not kids talking with an imaginary friend, we are young adults that feel in love with real people, we are developing strong feelings and more deep and real than some others relationships.
This is not virtual love, not platonic because the distance is just a moment, a test in the relationship, it won’t last forever and at the end, no matter how time it will take, the distance will be closed and the couple will be together and more stronger than never!