Long distance relationships are hard. Really hard. And not everybody truly understands that. There are more reasons to fight, more reasons to argue, and more reasons to stress. You have to put in twice as much effort, twice as much patience, and twice as much trust in order to make it work. The distance, however, gives those couples a reason to love harder than regular couples do. Regular couples get to we each other whenever they want, while long distance couples have to wait long periods of time to see each other and when they do, it’s only for a short period of time as well and when it’s time to leave, that’s the worst part about it all because you don’t want to leave, it hurts to leave, knowing it’ll be awhile until you see that person again. So every moment those couples spend together matter. They don’t take holding hands, long hugs and kisses for granted. What’s amazing is that although these couples are far apart from each other most of the time, there’s no one they feel closer to than that person and that’s how you know it’s real and pure love.