Love can be a wonderful thing, but if you ask anyone whose relationship has lasted more than just a few months, you will find out that it’s also tough! The truth is if we let them relationship dramas can make us stronger. Instead of running away, see these challenges as opportunities for your personal growth and to make your relationship healthier. “What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger,” as the adage goes.
Another common adage is “distance makes the heart grow fonder” and there are studies that show that this isn’t far off the mark. Statistics Brain reports that 40% of long distance relationships fail, but that means that a mind-blowing 60% of long distance relationships succeed. To make a long distance relationship work, both partners has to be willing to put in the time and effort to make the connection and have a strong desire for it to be in the 60% column.
For many, cheating is seen as an automatic dumping zone. However, if necessary repairs are made in a positive way, sincere remorse, and true forgiveness happens, there is a chance for some amazing growth. Once they cheat, doesn’t ALWAYS mean they’ll cheat again. So if you decide to try and salvage the relationship proceed with good faith and a LOT of caution.
The world runs on money, and it can also run your relationship if you let the drama get to you. Financial problems can arise if one person is a saver and the other is a spender. One partner lives for today, and the other don’t want to be eating dog food in their golden years.