Whether your relationship has always been a long-distance relationship or if you are about to go through your first period of distance, it is important to establish the expectations and boundaries of the relationship from the very beginning.
Distance relationships require a different type of love. It requires a love that doesn’t need touch or a physical being every night. Instead, it requires mental love that can be truly testing at times.
At the age of 24, I never thought I would learn another language. I took German throughout high school, and regrettably, I never gave it 100 percent, which left me with just the basics. But now, I have the greatest motivation of all. My husband is Brazilian, and speaks (Brazilian) Portuguese. Only a few of his family members know English, so it is vital that I learn as much as I can to be able to communicate with them effectively. Also, in the future, when my husband teaches our children Portuguese, I want to be involved in their learning process of both English and Portuguese.
The time has come, you are leaving your university bubble and entering the big wide world. Along with the fears of how long it will take before you get your first big time job or moving back in with mom and dad, you also now must consider where your relationship is heading.
In your 20s and have not found your dream job?