Dealing With Mental Health In A Long-Distance Relationship

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Dealing With Mental Health In A Long-Distance Relationship

“Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it”  – THOMAS FULLER

 In a long-distance relationship, the chances of success and failure are rather evenly distributed. These relationships can function similarly to ones in which partners live close to each other, depending on a variety of conditions. However it does have an effect on the success of relationships as well as intellect.

All relationships take an ample amount of effort and work, however, long-distance relationships (LDR) require significantly higher amounts of patience, efficient communication, understanding, commitment and effort. A long-distance relationship can push your personal limits at times but they can thrive when taking the right steps both individually and together. 

Long-distance relationships can cause distress for both partners which can either affect their mental well-being or disrupt the balance of their relationship. One of the most important aspects for success and stability in a long-distance relationship is taking care of your and your partner’s mental health. 

We at AStEase share some of the ways that will help you cope with your mental health in a long-distance relationship better. We also provide the best mental health counselling by the top psychologists in India. Our counsellors and licensed therapists can help you and your partner to strengthen your long distance relationship.

Talk about it and avoid bottling up your feelings 

This is easier said than done because in reality, talking about your feelings and fears could be challenging. You care a lot about what our partner may think of the relationship and may be worried about looking vulnerable which can prevent you from opening up. However, keeping things to yourself won’t make them any better and could have adverse impacts on your relationship. Having efficient, genuine and open communication lines is the key to tackling this issue. If talking to your partner isn’t helpful or if for some reason you are unable to do so, seeing a counselling therapist can be a great option. We at Atease provide the best mental health counseling by the top mental health experts in India. Not only will our experts be able to provide you with well-proven solutions and treatments, but sometimes it is a good change to talk to someone you don’t know very well but has a lot of experience in dealing with the issues you are facing. The counselors and therapists of AtEase are licensed and one of the top psychologists in India providing the best mental health solutions.

Have hobbies outside your relationship: On the bright side, being in a long distance relationship can leave you with more alone time to do the things that interest you and that you like to do without having to compromise on them with your partner. Having something that you are passionate about other than what you enjoy doing with your partner is a great way to help you build confidence, feel accomplished and valued. You could try to get back to indulging in activities you enjoyed back when you were single or take up a new hobby that you have always been interested in learning more about. 

Seek professional help: Professional help is highly recommended in cases when you find your relationship taking a toll on your mental health. It is important to choose the best psychotherapist near you- as working with someone who has vast experience in dealing with similar situations is important in finding the right solution to getting back on track.  

There are also various online psychotherapy counselling options that can help you find the right therapists to assist you with the tools and support you need in order to feel better in the long run. 

Focus on maintaining other relationships: A very common thing that can be seen in most relationships is that one person spends most of their time with their partner leading to neglecting their relationships with their friends and family. However, when you are  in a long distance relationship, you have some extra time on hand to work on fostering healthy relationships with your loved ones. This can also mean that you have something to look forward to outside of your relationship.

Have realistic expectations: It’s good to be optimistic and think positively. However, at the same time, you should try to be realistic when it comes to your long distance relationship. You and your partner both have your lives in separate places and you might not always be available to talk to each other or video chat at the same time, especially when you are in different time zones. In such cases, it is better to have realistic expectations. Another important area is to realistically communicate about the end goal of your relationship. Whether you want to be in a long distance forever or not? If you aren’t on the same page with your expectations and hopes for the future as your partner, it might be time to reevaluate your relationship.

In addition to these, there are other ways you can cope with your mental health in an efficient and healthy manner during a long-distance relationship like practicing self love, not neglecting your solo sex life, joining a support group, practicing gratitude, maintaining a routine life, eating healthy, and physical exercise among other means. In the end, it is important to not let your long-distance relationship wreck your mental health. 

Maintaining your overall well-being and being in good spirits will help you feel and be the best you can be for your partner subsequently your relationship. Long-distance relationships are not easy, but you should always remember to take care of yourself and your mental health first.

AtEase provides the best mental health platform to deal with long distance relationships. To speak to our licensed therapists, reach out to us today. Visit our website

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