The other day I got a hair cut, which I really like. The stylist I usually go to wasn’t in, so I had someone else. Which was a bother because once you find someone nice who cuts your hair, you don’t want to have someone else. Am I right?
It’s always interesting when you sit down to get your hair cut. This stylist asked me a question that reminded me of a few things that really bother me. I told her my boyfriend lives in Australia. And her response?
“Hmm..” followed by an awkward silence.
I really don’t like some people’s reactions when they find out I am in a Long Distance Relationship. They should be happy I am in love with someone who loves and cares for me as well! But what kind of responses do I (and other Long Distance Couples) get?
“Hmm..” followed by an awkward silence
But, isn’t it hard?
•Of course it is! But that doesn’t mean you have to point it out even more. The girl or guy in a long distance relationship already knows that.
Is it serious?
•When a couple goes the distance it usually means they are dedicated and committed.
One time a pastor even asked me this question. He said, “Oh, so is it serious? What’s the next step? Breaking up?” I was so appalled that I wouldn’t be surprised if my mouth dropped.
Stink Eyes & Silence
•We are normal people.
•Once I was on a tour bus with a friend and my mom. I was telling the friend about my boyfriend and such. A bit later a rude lady in front of us turned around and started telling me about her daughter’s experiences abroad in China as a teacher.
“Thank God, she didn’t fall in love over there.” A few moments later she asked me why I was in Australia. I told her I was working, traveling, and spending time with my boyfriend.
“Why is your boyfriend over there?” After I told her he lives there. She made a face and was silent. I could have heard crickets. She totally gave me the stink eye.
I just thought I’d put together a small list of things to help people in their communications with couples in Long Distance Relationships. After you asked (what you thought was) a simple question it could actually bring stress to your friend.
One Piece Of Advice
- Talk to them like you’d like someone to talk to you. Ask them questions about their boyfriend/girlfriend. Get to know them through that person.
If you are in a Long Distance Relationship or ever have been (Or know someone in one),
what was something people would ask you (or your friend) from time to time?
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