Topics: long distance relationships?
Just a few decades ago, if you were in a long-distance relationship and wanted to talk to your significant other, the only way to do so was to make a call using a phone that was connected to a landline. Meaning, if you wanted to talk to one another, you'd actually have to be at home (or find a payphone), which required planning ahead. And if you were dealing with a time difference, you had yet another layer of difficulty to navigate when carving out time to connect.
But thanks to the technology of today, there are countless ways to stay and feel connected to your partner when you're navigating a long-distance relationship. From tagging each other in funny memes on Instagram to sending photos, texts, FaceTiming and the list goes on, there's no shortage of platforms and opportunities to be in touch.
However, even with all of the apps and technology available, maintaining a successful long-distance relationship is still no walk in the park. There's the financial cost of visiting one another and depending on the distance, it can add up quickly. And if your paid time off policies are less than generous, finding the time to see each other while balancing out work demands can also be draining.