Making Long-Distance Work with Your Partner

Distance should not be a barrier when it comes to relationships. You can still have a healthy and satisfying relationship with someone far away. Here are a few tips for surviving a long-distance relationship. Stay connected. It is very important to stay connected in a long-distance relationship. Talking on the phone and FaceTime is one of the best ways to stay connected. Meet in person regularly, and always set a date and venue to see each other; it can be monthly or quarterly. Have a plan to know when to see each other again. Surprise one another with gifts. That you are not together physically does not mean you can give each other gifts, surprise your partners with their favorite food or flowers, or have it delivered to them, and this will make them feel assured.

Visit each other places. Cherish each moment while together. Go for a dinner date, watch movies, take a hobby, cook, and eat together. A long-distance relationship requires a lot of patience. Remain faithful to your partner even when there is a disagreement between you. You build your patience by believing in your partner.

Have a pet name for each other. Having special names for one another is heartwarming and makes one feel assured. Talk about friends and family. Keep each other updated on each family and friends as this will help you two to know each other culture and values.

Be trusting and avoid jealousy. Do not let jealous questions disrupt your relationship because it is easy to imagine things when you’re not together. Pursue a common interest and look for something to share when you’re together and apart. Play online games together, recommend movies to watch and review, and be creative and spontaneous. Have plans for the future. Have a goal in mind, and make a plan with each other to be on the same page. It is crucial to have the same goal to be motivated to work together in the relationship.