– I am currently in a long
distance relationship. – For two and a half years
it was long distance. – The first was two years
and I am in one now. – We’ve dated for two years. Then we dated a year long distance. Then we lived together for a year and then we did six months or so long distance before it ended. – We were long distance for a year. What It’s Like To Be In A
Long Distance Relationship – The hardest part is feeling that nobody else thinks that what you’re doing is sustainable. – You don’t have to
plan your day around it, but you definitely have
to make extra effort. – So there’d be a lot of issues as far as communication where I’m not willing to
Skype for three hours. – We still call each other
– Sometimes. – like every three days, I’d say. – You run out of things
to say on the phone. “How was your day?” “It was fine.” Like, “Did anything happen?” It’s like, “No, not really,” like, “It was just like a normal day.” And so then there’s silence. – What was special about my day and how did it change me and how can I share that
with the other person? – Even if you’re just sitting in the car driving someplace in silence, you’re together and you feel that. And you don’t have that when you’re in a long
distance relationship and you’re trying to
artificially recreate it but silence over the phone is, I mean, it’s nothing, right? Silence in person means something. – You fall in love and
it’s hard and it’s like, will I connect with
someone like this again? And is it worth it? – When you really like someone or even love someone, it makes it worth it. – You’re constantly asking yourself, “Is it worth it?” And I feel like I learn something new every time I ask myself that question. – I mean, it wasn’t worth it, right? Cause we broke up. So. – But, we were never like,
– But. – this is ending our relationship. – Yeah. – It was just, this sucks, that this is our relationship right now. – Really when it comes down to it any your relationship ends, when either one person
stops caring about the other or both people give up. – I think the key to doing
a long distance relationship is having an end in sight. – Like a date, she would move in, – Mmhmm.
– we would move in together in July, so, we knew that. – And then we did. – We did.
– Woooo. – You really learn about communication and how to stay open with someone. – It made us also, like, not dwell as much on, like,
little arguments anymore, unless you forget to bring
your girlfriend potatoes (laughing)
from the German restaurant. She will drill it home for an hour at you. This happened last night. – Waiting, you know, several days before you can even talk or Skype with the other person. Or waiting months before
you can hug them again. It’s hard (giggling). – It makes you appreciate loving someone when you can see them everyday. – Aaaww.
– Mmhmm. – So sweet. (lips smacking) – [Man] I had some– – [Woman] I texted him twice to ask for these potatoes
– No you texted me once. – after work.
– about the potatoes. – They’re good potatoes. – They’re so good. But I wouldn’t know because I didn’t have them yesterday. – Yep.