Relationships can be tough and a long distance relationship can be even tougher, but no sweat because we’ve got the perfect tips to get you through these trying times!
1.Communication is Key!
Communicate! Communicate! Communicate! Being able to openly speak with your partner is always important, but in the case of long distance, it is imperative! You will not have a fruitful relationship if you are not committed to communicating with your partner constantly. Whether that be talks about what you each ate for dinner or even a disagreement on who texted who first, you've just got to let it ALL out!
2.Spontaneously Send Each Other Things Via Post-Mail.
Nothing says I miss you more than a surprise package. You know that anticipation you have when your waiting on you're new pair of shoes to arrive, but this time its unexpected and once it arrives you are quickly reminded why you two fell in love in the first place. This gift doesn't have to be extravagant either; a greetings card filled with touching words is just enough to get your lover going. Your significant other will be thrilled to see that you are thinking about them and that's a reaction money can’t buy.
Snapping selfies while you’re with bae is one of the best ways to document your moments together. It is something so euphoric about looking into your photo log to see old images of you and your honey that you forgot were taken. You can use these images as a way to reflect on past times, create a relationship 'Album' in your smartphone and even place as your screensaver occasionally. Purchasing a journal during the early stages of your relationship is another way to rack up on memories. You can do things like record dates; sketch fun images and create a bucket list that you both can adhere to. And before you know it, your list will be completely checked off.
4.Download Helpful Apps and Start a Countdown Leading Up to The Day You Will See Each Other.
This activity is fun and allows the both of you to anticipate each other’s arrival that much more. We like to compare it to New Year's Eve, and the apprehension you get when the ball drops. Your body is filled with excitement and as a form of tradition, you want to kiss someone the second you hear 'Happy New Year’. This scenario is equivalent to seeing your love for the first time in months. There are many relationship apps geared specifically to long distance couples. Avocado, Couple and Love Quiz are all applications that allow you to share a personal archive and messaging system between you and your love. So get on board, you'll thank us later.
5.Set Mutual Goals For Your Relationship.
For any relationship to work, there should always be a specific objective that each of you are working toward. Whether that be the question of "What lies ahead?" or "How long will we be apart?” These discussions are essential for any relationship, especially long distance. It is important that each of you are on the same page and with this in mind, you'll both be working daily towards that end goal.
6.Embrace the Space!
Yes, I know, the distance from your lover can be frustrating at times, but occasionally you've got to learn to 'embrace the space'. Having some personal space and time to focus on your needs is healthy for any relationship. Look at it like this: Time to work on a better you, hang out with friends and get some personal things done.
7.Know Each Other’s Schedules and Daily Routines!
Nothing is worst than calling your partner ten times in a row, to later find out he or she was in an important business meeting. It is extremely helpful to know each other’s schedule to avoid any miscommunication and to always call at the appropriate time. You'll quickly get the hang of each other's agenda and things will be easy and breezy from here on out.
"Missing someone gets easier everyday. Because, even though it is one day further from the last time you saw each other, it is one day closer to the next time you will"