Grandma’s words of wisdom on “LDR” 阿嬤的遠距離愛情智慧

Wed, Nov 11, 2015 - Page 10

Many lovers suffer the pain of missing each other in long-distance relationships (LDR). A male netizen posted an article online, describing how he had talked to his grandmother about his bitterness in an LDR. Little did he know that what his grandmother said to him would make netizens exclaim, “Reading this got me teary-eyed.”

The netizen said that he recently fell in love with a girl, but because he is a graduate student and she is a night school student, he has to do lab experiments in the morning and she has to attend classes in the evening, so, even though their schools are neighbors, they do not get to see each other very often.

When he went home and spoke to his grandmother about his trouble in the LDR, she laughed, saying, “You are so young and you are already scared of an LDR. Haven’t I already shown you the way for a long long time?” While the netizen was still puzzled over what she meant, the grandmother moved her gaze to his grandpa’s picture next to a Buddhist shrine and said smilingly, “As early as 20 years ago, I began an LDR with your grandpa.”

His grandma’s words enlightened numerous netizens. Many exclaimed that this article had got them teary-eyed. Some even said, “Perhaps all people who suffer from LDRs should listen to that grandma’s story.”

(Liberty Times, translated by Ethan Zhan)