Rebuilding Long Distance Relationships After Break Up
If a person was responsible for the long distance relationship ending and things not working out, they may harbor a great deal of guilt. They may have a strong urge to make things right and win their mate back. This is especially true in a situation where there has been infidelity or some other trust issue that is most often a definite long distance relationship deal breaker.
In some cases they may have had a momentary lapse in judgment. They could have thought that they wanted something different and then as soon as they had that, they realized it was not really what they wanted. They know that they hurt their partner and in some cases they cannot handle this thought. They are willing to do whatever it takes to get the person back and to repair the relationship.
In other circumstances, people decide that they need to be back together for different reasons. Some people are lonely. They may not be able to handle being alone. If both people are feeling lonely and not happy, they can seek the comfort that they have gotten so used to.
They will go back into the long distance relationship, no matter what the reasons were for ending it to begin with, simply to have that closeness and comfort. They do not want to be alone. They want that empty hole to be filled back up. They will get back into the relationship to spend time together at those rare moments when they can visit each other.
Once they have done this, they quickly realize the original reasons that they ended the relationship and things fall apart again. This can start a vicious cycle. They continue to go back and forth between being in a relationship with each other and then ending the relationship due to the distance.
No matter what the reasons are, a decision to reenter a long distance relationship is one that cannot be taken lightly. It cannot be made at an emotional time. You need to have a clear head and focus, to be able to decide if getting back into the long distance relationship is the best option. If not, you are likely to end up with your long distance relationship ending again and with any chance of a friendship being thrown away.
You and your ex both need to spend time talking about your relationship and what you both want. If you are both in agreement that you should work things out, then you need to decide how to go about rebuilding your relationship.
Often, people that are starting over will start out by dating again. They will pretend that they have never been in a relationship together. This gives them a completely fresh start and helps them to do things the right way and improve their relationship. But, both parties have to agree on how to go about this when the distance is an issue. You both have to learn to be patient and to agree to communicate regularly over the telephone or other means of communication.
When you visit each other, start off anew as if you have just met and grow from there. For step-by-step guidance on how to make your long distance relationship work read Long Distance Relationship Advice