By Angelice Romero |Staff Writer|
When you go on exchange, having a relationship or trying to develop one is hard, almost impossible
Many people are opposed to long distance relationships but once you go on exchange, you don’t have much of a choice.
Just as you are leaving your friends, you are leaving your significant other as well.
Being in a long distance relationship is already hard but when you throw in being in a new place, it becomes harder.
When you are in a long distance relationship you have to factor in the time zone differences and you have to remember to trust and respect each other.
Being in a long distance relationship myself, my significant other and I find it that Skype is very important.
We have Skype dates at least once a week just to try to keep things “normal.”
Usually we will eat dinner or lunch together and watch a movie through Netflix.
On the other hand, some students on exchange find themselves trying to find a relationship while on exchange.
When you go on exchange you aren’t expected to stay lonely and single, you just have to remember that at some point this relationship just might have to become long distance.
I’ve heard a group of girls talk about how they like this guy or the other but they do not want to date them.
They want to stay single while they are here only because they don’t want to go through the madness of a long distance relationship.
Movies like “Going the Distance” and “Like Crazy” have the long distance concept correct.
(If you want to get a good idea of a LDR, watch one of these movies.)
It’s not going to be easy and there are true struggles in a long distance relationship but hey, it’s worth it if you like the person.