Real talk: finding “the one” is never as easy as the movies make it seem.
In 2020, it feels more challenging even for those who are in a relationship.
It’s either a period of discovery, a make or break.
For the couples who suddenly find themselves in a long-distance relationship, it can be a make or break. How do they keep the love alive?
For those who have been together under one roof, it’s a period of discovery. Do the similarities outweigh the differences?
If you have the right kind of love, nothing could ever break the special bond you two share—not even a pandemic. Just look at reel- and real-life couple Gabbi Garcia and Khalil Ramos.
Since the lockdown started in March, Gabbi and Khalil have found ways to support each other even when they were apart. It was no picnic, especially because they were facing personal challenges of their own, too. However, they found that the key is to be with someone who will stay with you in good times and bad.
Learn a thing or two about finding the right partner, as seen on the young couple’s sweet posts on social media.
THE RIGHT PERSON HELPS YOU COPE WITH UNCERTAINTIES.
During uncertain times, a familiar face can serve as an anchor. For Khalil, 2020 has been an emotional ride not just because of the pandemic, but also because of his decision to transfer to a new network. Luckily, Gabbi has been very supportive of him throughout.
Khalil wrote in an Instagram post: “These past few months have been quite a rollercoaster of emotions. The circumstances were overwhelming. Most especially cause I was about to make a huge decision in my life by entering this new chapter with my new home network, GMA.”
He also talked about how Gabbi helps him see different perspectives whenever he faces challenges.
“When things get tough and when problems arise, I have a tendency of keeping those problems to myself. I wouldn’t communicate them to anyone at all. Thankfully, I’m blessed with a partner who can help me see things in a different light,” he said.
THE RIGHT PERSON MAKES AN EFFORT TO ALWAYS BE THERE FOR YOU.
They say “Absence makes the heart grow fonder,” but we know that is not always true. That being said, always check on your SO! A simple text or phone call can easily make them feel you are with them even when you can’t be by their side physically.
For Gabbi and Khalil, that meant constant video calls not just to chat but also to do things together.
“I really had a hard time adjusting and accepting the fact that we can’t go on with our normal lives. I kept overthinking and I was constantly anxious because of the uncertainty of our reality,” Gabbi wrote on Instagram.
Thankfully, having Khalil as her boyfriend made things easier for her.
“Khalil was there to listen to me. Despite being apart for the first few months of quarantine, we managed to help each other by communicating our feelings. He checks on me through video calls to make sure I’m okay, works out with me, and even sends food for the family,” she shared.
THE RIGHT PERSON BRINGS OUT THE BEST IN YOU.
If you feel like your partner helps you become the best version of yourself, then may nanalo na. You’ve got yourself a keeper!
Not all relationships are the same, but perhaps we can agree that constant communication and being present help maintain a happy relationship.
To quote Gabbi, “Masaya talaga kapag nasa tamang tao ka.”
“I’m just so thankful to have a partner who is always there for me and brings out the best in me,” she added.
Khalil echoed the sentiment, telling his girlfriend, “Thank you for being there. You made me realize the value of communication and personal relationships. I wouldn’t have gone through the past 7 months without your support. Love you, partner.”
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