26 Powerful Quotes to Inspire your Long Distance Relationship

What is that draws us to quotes? I believe it’s the fact that someone in another place and another time had the same thoughts and feelings that we are currently going through.

In a sense quotes are something intangible that connects all of us together, no matter what time period we are in.

During this long distance relationship; there have been nights I have felt so lonely that I cried myself to sleep. Days that I have felt so lucky to have such a wonderful partner in my life who knows me better than I know myself.

In those times is when I seek quotes, I seek understanding from someone else, I seek hope in what others might feel is an impossible relationship.

Long distance relationships are definitely not for the faint of heart but at the same time that is what makes these types of relationships more rewarding. 

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During the past few years of our relationship I have found and read probably over a thousand quotes.

The quotes below are going to be the ones that resonated with me, I hope some of them will resonate with you as well.

26 Inspiring LDR Quotes

My heart is your home, wherever in the world you are – you will always have a place to stay.

-K.A. Hill

Whenever I found this quote, I found myself being humbled. I knew that Tuomas loved me. Distance didn’t mean anything and couldn’t stop what we have together. 

We were able to connect to each other during the good times and the hard times. 

Because we knew we had a home in each other, we were rooted and we wanted to make our home nice and comforting for each other.

Maybe, I thought, it’s not the distance that’s the problem, but how you handle it.

-Dash

This quote was always my anthem to the people who told me long distance relationships didn’t work. 

I wanted to throw so much historic evidence that long distance relationships worked. Sometimes I still get a little triggered when people say long distance relationships can’t and won’t work. 

Then I am reminded of this quote and realize that distance isn’t the problem, it’s all about how you handle that distance. 

This quote is for them.

No matter where I am, no matter where I go, your heart is my northern light, I will always find my way home.

-Michael Kilby

The few months before closing the distance were really hard for me. I was working in a nursing home during the middle of a pandemic. 

And a private caregiver to a family friend who was at the end of life. 

It was a very chaotic phase in my life, I was still trying to work hard and earn money for closing the distance, but I felt so burnt out. 

During this time, Tuomas was my northern light. He guided me out of the darkness. He was strong when I wasn’t. 

There will be tough times in LDRs, life is unexpected and sad things happen. 

So when your partner is grieving or in need, ask what you can do as a team to make it through.

How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.

-A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

That’s all I got to say. This.

Not really, but you get the point. This is literally what it means to be in a long distance relationship.

There are so many times you have to say goodbye to your partner. Even though those goodbyes take a long time before they get easier, they are still painful.

It’s very bittersweet.

You love having your partner come to visit but saying goodbye is so painful. Isn’t it wonderful to have someone who makes you that happy?

I’ll hold you in my heart, till I can hold you in my arms.

-Eddy Arnold

Whenever the distance was feeling too much and Tuomas and I were on a call with each other, we’d squeeze a pillow.

Something about squeezing the pillow really hard made it easier. It was like getting our frustrations out but also having a big deep hug.

Next time you and your partner are feeling lonely try squeezing a pillow for 30 seconds.

I can promise you that it will help relieve some tension.

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.

-Helen Keller

You might not always be able to be physically near your partner, or reach out and touch them but that doesn’t make the love any less. 

You love them without being there because you love something that is deeper than the physical. You love their soul and who they are as a person. 

That is something truly beautiful. 

Tonight I can write the saddest lines. To think that I do not have her. To feel that I have lost her. To hear the immense night, still more immense without her.

– Pablo Neruda

Another lonely time in long distance relationships is when you are going through tough times in life and wish they could be by your side. 

Right before closing the distance, I was going through so much. There were nights I would cry and be so upset wishing Tuomas could hold me so I could make it through.

I had to learn to find that strength within myself, and keep waiting for the moment we saw each other again.

And ever has it been known that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.

-Khalil Gibran

There is solidarity in loneliness. We all experience that loneliness of your partner leaving and you going back home without them there. 

An empty home. That all of sudden feels colder and greyer than it did hours before.

It’s in these hours that long distance relationships feel the most tormenting. But when your partner gets home, and you hear their voice again that sadness goes away. 

Long distance relationships are very romantic. They make you feel every spectrum of emotion.

Can miles truly separate? If you want to be with someone you love, aren’t you already there?

-Richard Bach

There were some days during our time as an LDR couple, that I would just stop and smile. I felt so blessed.

There was a person halfway across the world, that loved me for me, all sides, even the really crazy sides of me. 

I love Tuomas equally as much 

Just that feeling of knowing someone loves and cares about you is exactly what you need to get yourself through the hard days. 

That’s where this quote comes in, in those moments I felt happy for our relationship it felt like we were together. 

Definition of a long distance relationship: Inconveniently the most effective way to find out if you really love each other.

-Unknown

Yes, the fastest way to truly find out that you want to be with a person is by loving them from a distance.

You will learn so much more about yourself like how you communicate, how you love your partner, and how you like to receive their love in return. 

The key to any thriving relationship is to constantly learn and understand more about your partner.  

This quote reminds us that you put in that work to keep the relationship going because both of y’all want to move forward together.

Love is everything it’s cracked up to be. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for.

-Erica Jong

There will come a point when you and your partner agree that this is something that you want to keep fighting for.

Each meet-up will be a reminder that y’all one day want to close the distance and start a life together. 

If the key to a thriving relationship was constantly learning and understanding your partner. 

Then this quote is the key to every thriving long distance relationship. 

Planning the future with your partner, talking about having longer meet-ups, talk about where y’all would want to close the distance.

When you learn, understand, and plan with your partner you are able to have more confidence in yourself and the relationship’s success.

I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.

-Barrett Browning

I asked a client the other day “Do you find yourself more drawn to long distance relationships?” I loved her response “I don’t find myself drawn to them, it’s just what the universe offers me”.

What I loved even more though, is that she embraces LDRs as a way to date. For some LDRs make the most sense. 

For me, LDRS gave me the opportunity to be less physical with the person I was dating. 

A very bad habit I kept getting into and would end up broken-hearted because of it.

The only successful relationships I have had in my life were long distance relationships. Of course, some LDRs end just like regular relationships end. 

If you and your partner are consistently growing together and working towards creating a better relationship together. Then I have faith that your long distance relationship will last.

In true love the smallest distance is too great and the greatest distance can be bridged.

-Hans Nouwens

When you are in a relationship with someone and you are feeling hesitant or resentful it will create distance between you and your partner. 

That distance can always be bridged with open and clear communication with each other. 

When you are in a long distance relationship, the first advice you’ll get is to communicate with your partner. 

Communication is all about getting your feelings out in the open and being respectful to each other while discussing your feelings. 

Once you are able to do that with your partner, no distance will be too great for your love.

Love will travel as far as you let it. It has no limits.

-Dee King

When you are in a long distance relationship, you will see that your love for each other is truly limitless. 

At the beginning of y’all’s journey, you will need to develop a thick skin in order to not cave in to the pressures around you. 

The pressures of people who don’t think your relationship will work out. I know because I have been there too.

There is no limit to the love y’all have for each other, so don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

I exist in two places, here and where you are.

-Margaret Atwood

There were times when we were apart that I would look out the window and just wished Tuomas could enjoy the scenery with me. 

That’s when we started to take more and more pictures of our days and even got more creative with how we described the weather. 

There’s going to be times where you feel like you’re living in two different places at once. 

You’ll soon learn the weather for both places, and if you’re like me start to understand the conversion of Fahrenheit to Celsius without having to do any math. 

Love has a surprising way of connecting our worlds together.

The most precious gift we can offer anyone is our attention. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.

-Thich Nhat Hanh

Has this ever happened to you? You’ll be on the call with your partner and then out of nowhere, you find yourself randomly scrolling through an app or doing something online.

This is the main reason why I liked having video calls with Tuomas, it made it easier for us to focus on each other and practice active listening.

With our phones and computers being our primary source of communication it is easy to get distracted while being on a call with the one you love.  

It’s okay if it happens, some days are just blah days where your brain needs some time to slow down and just be with each other. 

Just make sure you and your partner are scheduling time for each other to build intimacy with each other and not just a connection.

We like to do this during our date nights.

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Distance is not for the fearful, it’s for the bold. It’s for those who are willing to spend a lot of time alone in exchange for a little time with the one they love. It’s for those who know a good thing when they see it, even if they don’t see it nearly enough.

-Meghan Daum

After closing the distance Tuomas’s mom told me how she thought I was so brave. Brave to leave my country and start a new life so I could be with Tuomas.

At some part of your long distance journey, you’ll have to make a decision of where you are going to live. 

This is part of the process. 

In that year before closing the distance, you will be afraid.

This is fear of the unknown, boldly walk in the direction of your dreams and live the love you have always imagined.

But nothing makes a room feel emptier than wanting someone in it.

-Calla Quinn

Some of my best friends in the US are close proximity couple. I love hanging out with them and going on adventures with them.

However, hanging out with them would be really painful. I saw how much they were enjoying what we were doing as a couple.

It made me feel like I was the third wheel to their relationship.

When in reality I wasn’t, it was just my feelings of loneliness. 

There will be times while you and your partner are at a distance and you wish more than anything they could be with you instead of where they are. 

It’s okay to be sad during those moments. That’s when I would send Tuomas pictures and videos of what we were doing. 

Sometimes I would even draw a stick figure of him in the picture.

When that loneliness sets in try to find ways to incorporate your partner at the moment.

That could be through video or voice messages or even planning a time where you and your partner can do the same activity in the future. 

The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.

-Charles Dickens

Saying goodbye in long distance relationships is hard and painful. 

On the other hand, seeing your partner again at the airport is without a doubt the best feeling in the world. 

While the pain of being apart and saying goodbye is gut-wrenching.

However, being able to feel your partner’s embrace after a long time apart makes it all worthwhile.

The art of love is largely the art of persistence.

-Albert Ellis

If there is one truth for couples in LDRs is the persistence of their love for each other. 

Like any relationship, long distance relationships require the effort of both parties involved. 

You have to be persistent in loving your partner.

That persistence also helps you to develop habits with how you show love to each other.

Those consistent habits are what show you and your partner that your love will find a way to surpass the test of time and distance.

Distance unites missing beats of two hearts in love.

-Munia Khan

There is one thing I wished I would’ve done sooner in our LDR journey and that is to find a community of couples who were in the same situation as us. 

Right before Tuomas and I closed the distance we found that community on Instagram. This community of like-minded couples helped me get through the hard times. 

You know the ones I am talking about.

Those painful moments in the middle of the night where all you want is your partner’s touch. 

In these moments of darkness, the LDR community helped me find the light.

If you want to be a part of a community of couples who support and grow along with you then search #ldrcommunity on Instagram and you’ll be able to find so many like-minded couples. 

This is just one tool to help make the distance more bearable.

Love knows not distance; it hath no continent; its eyes are for the stars.

-Gilbert Parker

When Tuomas and I first started dating a lot of my friends were worried about me and the future of our relationship.

They all wondered how I could love someone who lives so far away, let alone being on a completely different continent than me. 

If anything I felt like my friends were limiting themselves. 

It didn’t matter to me that he lived in another country. We shared the same sky, our weather was connected through the gulf stream. 

We live on the same planet. That’s all that matters to me. 

Instead of looking at all the ways you and your partner are apart, find the ways that the world and nature around you connect you to each other.

Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.

-Aristotle

This quote makes me think of another saying, opposites attract. At first, I couldn’t understand why I would want someone who is the opposite of me. 

Tuomas and I don’t share the same music taste, he prefers coffee whereas I like tea, and he is shy whereas I am very outspoken.

It’s so easy to see the ways you and your partner are different.

Those differences have a way of balancing each other out. 

That’s what makes love such an incredible thing. You and your partner are two souls who found each other despite the distance. 

Y’all can have different cultures and worldviews, and those differences help to shape you into a better person than you were before. 

Because of this, you are able to see the world differently, and that my friend is love.

I knew when I met you an adventure was going to happen.

-A.A. Milne – Winnie The Pooh

Tuomas and I started our relationship off as friends as we were both in an online pokemon league together. 

Over time we started talking about the areas we lived in, we started talking about the differences and similarities. 

Through those similarities, we found that we both loved this one YouTuber. It was a travel YouTuber and on her channel, she and her husband went to Finland.

Suddenly Tuomas and I were watching all their Finland episodes together talking about the adventures we would want to go on. 

I guess this was the spark that started our relationship. 

It’s funny how love can take you on so many grand adventures.

You travel, explore places, and experience things you wouldn’t have if your partner wasn’t there.

Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.

-Saint-Exupery

Being in a long distance relationship has taught us so much. 

Another important lesson it taught us was to focus on our own goals and personal development while we were in the distance phase of the relationship.

When we were in the honeymoon phase, we wanted to spend all our time together. So much that it started to affect our personal lives. 

After a while, we learned that in order for our relationship to grow we as individuals needed to continue to grow as well. 

While you and your partner are apart it is important to maintain your sense of self. Keep doing the things you liked before y’all started dating.

Keep hanging out with your friends and doing those hobbies you love. 

Just because you are in a long distance relationship doesn’t mean you have to be chained down to your phone. 

Y’all both need to keep living your own lives, this will help you out so much when it comes time to close the distance.

When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.

-Henry Ford

I wish I could tell you that long distance relationships are easy or that you won’t get any opposition from your loved ones and the people around you. 

But I can’t.

There are going to be times where you question it, where you wonder if it’s worth it.

That’s when I can tell you yes, long distance relationships are so worth it. 

Long distance relationships are worth every mile between you and your partner. There will be ups and downs, as well as times you wished you could be closer to each other. 

There will be times you will never want to leave each other again, which prompts y’all to start the discussion about closing the distance. 

Your long distance relationship will work, as long as you and your partner keep working to grow and develop y’all’s relationship. 

Which Long Distance Relationship Quote Was Your Favorite?

These quotes helped me get through some of the hardest times in our relationship.

It was comforting knowing that there are and have been other people out there that shared these feelings with me.

I hope these quotes helped you in the same ways too 🤗

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