How many times have you heard that a long distance relationship is doomed to failure and you would be out of your mind to get involved with someone that lives more than a few hours away from you? Likely you’ve heard this more than a few times. The tips in this article can help to keep your long distance relationship alive and well!
- Communicate – Since the early days of the internet, its become incredibly easier to communicate with people over long distances. Video chat platforms and messaging apps can be used on your mobile phone, tablets and desktop pcs with ease and often times they’re free. Since you don’t get to see each other as often as you’d like, use the benefits of modern technology to share moments of each day with your partner. Send them pictures, videos and text messages to show and tell them what you’re experiencing daily. The more you communicate, the easier it is to stay in a healthy long-term relationship.
2. Visit each other often – If you live far, at the top of your priority list should be an effort to see your partner whenever time, work and finances permit. Make an effort to show your partner that you care and value the time you get with them.
3. Send Gifts – One simple way to help someone to feel appreciated is to send them a gift that makes them smile and brings a little sparkle to their day. Engraved jewelry is a great gift because it works perfect for men and women and you can personalize it to say how you feel. It can be worn as a reminder of your relentless affection for your significant other. In addition to personalized jewelry, one of the best gifts you can send is a roundtrip ticket to visit you. If you’re looking to save money, there are countless inexpensive DIY gifts you can create that your significant other will love. It’s the effort that you put in which counts.
4.Do Similar Things – Another tip is to engage in similar activities. For example, after you’ve each completed all you’ve needed to do for the day and you’re getting ready for bed, maybe there’s a show you both want to watch and if you were together you’d be snuggled up on the couch together watching it. Well, you can still watch the show and enjoy it minus the snuggles. Set aside a time each night and engage in this kind of activity to create consistent fun times together.
5. Stay Positive – The last, but hands-down the most important tip on this list is to maintain a positive outlook. This is true for all areas of your life and should certainly be applied to your relationship. When you start to feel down, or lonely, find a way to see the silver lining in the situation and instead of getting sad, talk to your significant other and tell them all the reasons you’re grateful for them. Express positive emotion and that emotion is guaranteed to be returned to you.
These long distance relationship tips work, share them with anyone you know that’s in a long distance relationship and needs some sound advice on ways to keep that relationship going strong!