One of the most important things about a long distance relationship with a significant other is trust. As someone who is in a long distance relationship myself, and has friends in ones as well, I know that trust plays a vital role in maintaining a healthy relationship.
Trust can be harder to maintain in long distance relationships because you see your partner less often. Because that’s a big change in the relationship, it can be a hard concept to get used to.
Trust may seem like a logical thing; you should trust your partner because they love you. But oftentimes people will say that they have trust in their partner without really thinking about what it means.
If you’re someone who worries about what your significant other is doing and who they’re around, you may lack trust in the other person. You should have enough faith in them to hang out with other people, even if you don’t trust those people. You may even feel that their love is wavering. Distance can make these ideas more threatening. Maybe you blame yourself for overthinking, or maybe you feel that your partner is keeping things from you. Either way, if you’re constantly stressed out about them, you should think about why you feel this way, and if it’s something you need to talk about with your partner.
Part of trust is communication. Especially at the beginning of a long-distance relationship, you just need to talk things out with your partner. A little uncertainty can be normal if it’s something you haven’t done before; trust can be strengthened over time. However, if you feel that your trust in them is always being tested, or you have to talk about it a lot, it might be best to take a step back. You might realize that a long distance relationship doesn’t work for you, or that you really feel like you can’t trust them 100% of the time.
Being confident in your trust with your significant other can make for a happier and healthier relationship, especially in long distance ones. It’s up to the both of you to maintain and ensure that trust.