How it All Began: The Story of Our Long Distance Relationship

How it All Began: The Story of Our Long Distance Relationship

“So, where did you guys meet?”

This is a typical question asked of most couples, and there’s always a story to tell. Some met on a rainy afternoon in a coffee shop; others met on a sticky dance floor at 4 a.m.; some have known each other so long they can’t even remember, and others simply swiped right (the Tinder gods can be good!). Continue reading “How it All Began: The Story of Our Long Distance Relationship”

Can You Skip the Small Talk Phase in a Relationship?

Can You Skip the Small Talk Phase in a Relationship?

As a psychology guy, I love any articles that dive into the confusion behind why we do what we do, especially in relationships. When you first meet someone you might be into, you inevitably have to go through the awkward “small talk” phase before jumping into a relationship. I personally would argue the small talk phase is one of the best parts of a relationship, exploring someone’s personality on your own and deciding whether or not you’re on the same wavelength. However, I may have found something that’s cracked the code to skipping the awkward stuff and getting right down to business. Continue reading “Can You Skip the Small Talk Phase in a Relationship?”

Setting Expectations: Communication in a Long Distance Relationship

Setting Expectations: Communication in a Long Distance Relationship

Before we dive into setting the expectations in your LDR, seriously ask yourself, am I willing to put in the love and care this relationship needs? Remember Todd? Todd wasn’t ready for a long distance relationship, and sure as hell wouldn’t have been a good communicator in one. So, think you have what it takes? If your answer is yes, you’ll need to put in the work, and the first step is communication. Continue reading “Setting Expectations: Communication in a Long Distance Relationship”

Long Distance Relationships: Can You Do It?

Long Distance Relationships: Can You Do It?

Long distance relationships are hard. They’re also incredibly confusing. I’ve been with Jess for three years, living 3,655 miles away for all three of them, and no, it hasn’t gotten much less confusing. Why the hell would I choose to befriend, date, and then marry someone across the Atlantic Ocean? I’m not sure, but if I had to guess I’d say it’s because I like the exotic things in life. You know, spicy Indian food, Italian sports cars, fried tarantulas, Bora Bora, that kind of thing Continue reading “Long Distance Relationships: Can You Do It?”