Everything that I have shared on this website, all the simple tips, favorites, and stories, was all based on my own experience. In today's post, I want to talk about something that is by far the most personal and the most private: relationship. I want to share this topic because I thought this might help other people who have the same experience and are going through the same situation as me.
I am currently in a very happy, loving, long-distance relationship, where my boyfriend and I have a 12 (or 13)-hour time difference. I got to see him when I went back to Taiwan at the beginning of this year. Although I was there for a month, because of his work schedule, I still only got to hang out with him like four-five times during those weeks. However, being from not see each other in person to be able actually being in the same place with him, those days that I got to spend time with him were the ones I cherish the most.
With that being said, the hardest about being in a long-distance relationship is obviously not be able to be in the same place and see each other all the time. Communication is important in all relationships, but it's more crucial for the long-distance ones. I really appreciate my boyfriend always make time to text me every day. Even when he's out with friends or family, he would make sure to share some photos of his trip or just leave me a message that I would see when I wake up. From the beginning of our relationship till this day, we never have a day goes by without talking to each other.
On top of text messages, we also video chat every weekend or whenever I get a day off. Our time difference actually works in our favor in this aspect. My boyfriend works from the afternoon till 10:30 at night, so when he gets out from work I have already wake up and ready to start my day in the morning. And we can chat till 2 to 3 o'clock in the afternoon (my time). During those couple of hours, we would not be talking all the time. Instead, we would be doing our own things and just enjoy each others company. I don't have to constantly be thinking about what to say to not feel awkward. Personally, I think that the best relationships are the ones that you can be comfortable with each other even in silence.
The biggest thing that I've learned from this relationship is to not take anything for granted. I really appreciate that when we get into a fight or have a conflict, he's always so patient with me. He would make sure that we talk things through and not leave any problem overnight. I understand that he doesn't have to do all that for me. so that's why I'm so grateful for everything, and I make sure to let him know when we finish our last video chat of the week.
Although we can't physically be together in the same place, I've never felt more connected to a person. All the things I've learned from this relationship have helped me grow so much. If you're reading this, I want to tell you that there is still a long way for us to go, and I can't wait to create more memories and keep growing with you. I love you.