11 Songs To Listen To When You're In A Long Distance Relationship & You're Missing Your Bae
There is always good chance that, at some point or another, you will find yourself in a long distance relationship. Being away from your partner for just a few days can be hard, but when it's on a more permanent basis, it takes real work to keep your relationship on track. Despite what movies and magazines tell you, being physically apart doesn't have to be the end of your relationship, though — it can make it stronger. Still, it's a tough situation, but luckily, music is always there to alleviate the pain — and these songs are perfect to listen to when you are in a long distance relationship.
Every relationship is different, but when you and your bae are apart, you will be able to relate to the plight of the lovers in these songs. Some of them should be broken out when you need a good cry, while others will remind you why your relationship will make it through — and a few will encourage you and your partner to keep... ahem, connecting. I have assembled 11 songs to get you through this emotional period.
So, the next time you need a little musical reassurance that you and your partner are going to go the distance, queue these bad boys up, or maybe make your long distance love the digital version of a mix tape and let them know they are on your mind.
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1. "Set The Fire To The Third Bar," Snow Patrol
This is the perfect song to listen to in the early days when you can't quite get used to your partner not being there when you wake up in the morning. It's haunting and full of yearning for proximity. Let yourself feel those feelings, because trying not to miss the person you love is just going to make it so much worse.
2. "Long Distance," Bruno Mars
You know what, being long distance can really, really suck. Mars totally gets that, even though you know you will see your partner again, it doesn't make the right now any easier.
3. "Morton's Fork," Typhoon
The refrain in the song will remind you that you and your partner are in this together. They're missing you just as much as you miss them — and you truly are "alone in this together."
4. "Home," Ella Eyre
Whether you are the one who is away or not, this song is a bittersweet reminder that the best way to open the lines of communication is to not be too proud to admit you miss home (or to make sure your partner knows they can tell you all the things they miss about being home). Talk about what you miss, it will only bring you both closer.
5. "The Letter," Joe Cocker
Allow me to go old-school for a second, because Mr. Cocker wrote the perfect song for your first reunion. In the song, a letter leads Cocker to head home to see his baby again. This upbeat song is pretty much flawless, and it will get you psyched for when you and your bae reunite.
6. "FourFiveSeconds," Rhianna & Kanye West
At some point, someone is going to get jealous. There will be a fight — and, even if you spaz like 'Ye, it will be OK. This is the song for that situation, which will no doubt feel apocalyptic in the moment.
7. "Love Me Like You Do," Ellie Goulding
Just because you and your bae aren't together doesn't mean you should forego date night. Play this song while you two are sexting, and let nature take its course, guys.
8. "Maps," Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Make sure you reassure your partner that you aren't going to give up them, no matter how much distance lies between you. This song is achy, romantic, and hopeful about the future.
9. "Different Stars," Trespassers William
Need to cry? It's bound to happen, and when it does, this song will get those tears flowing. The loneliness is tangible and it speaks to the isolation you can feel when the person you love isn't close enough to jump in the car and come see you.
10. "Let Your Heart Hold Fast," Fort Atlantic
Nothing lasts forever, and eventually you and your partner will find your way back to the same place. If you feel yourself giving up, listen to "Let Your Heart Hold Fast" before you throw in the towel. The distance is temporary — there are planes, cars, phones, computers, and so many other ways to stay in touch until you can be together again.
11. "I Drove All Night,"Céline Dion
I am breaking out the Céline Dion to wrap this up because "I Drove All Night" is one of the hottest, most romantic long distance jams of all time. It's basically a promise that when you meet again, it is going to be well worth the wait.
Hopefully, these long distance songs will help you through the transient period of your relationship. Just remember if you and your bae are meant to be, then a little distance will never break you apart.
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