Distance can strengthen and deepen your relationship in important ways. Long distance relationship is really hard, that’s why we’ve put together this collection of tips on how to survive a long distance relationship, read below.
1. Try to communicate regularly, and creatively.
Greet each other “good morning” and “good night” every day — this is a must. On top of that, try to update your partner on your life and its happening, however mundane some of the things may seem. To up the game, send each other pictures, audio clips and short videos from time to time. By putting in this kind of effort, you make the other person feel loved and attended to.
2. Give no room to jealousy.
Jealousy is the evil twin of love. There is always an element of jealousy in, almost, every relationship, more especially the new ones where trust is yet to be established. But when jealousy is allowed to reign, it has a way of making you see things that are not even there.
3. Remember how lucky you are
Long distance relationships are tough but being alone can be tougher. You’re in a position that not everyone gets to be in, even over long distances. Just remembering that there’s someone out there who loves you can make the difference between a rubbish day and a brilliant one. The same can be said of ice cream too.
4. Stay honest with each other.
Talk about your feelings of fear, insecurity, jealousy, apathy, whatsoever. If you try to hide anything from your partner, that secret will sooner or later swallow you up from inside out. Don’t try to deal with things all by yourself. Be open and honest with each other. Let your partner help you and give you the support you need. it’s better to look at the problem during its initial stage than to only disclose it when it’s all too late.
5. Trust each other.
Understand that your significant other will have plenty of opportunities to behave in a way that would make you cringe. If you can’t trust him or her to act appropriately and keep the best interests of you and your relationship at heart, there’s no point in being together.
6. Plan Time Together.
Plan quality time together when possible, keeping your partner’s interests in mind. If your boyfriend is coming home from college for the summer, for instance, remember that he will probably be unable or unwilling to spend all of his time with you. He will need time with friends and family, as well as time alone. It is possible that your daily routine will not coincide with his. Neither of you are required to make extensive adjustments to accommodate the other. Be patient and realistic.
7. Get serious about it.
Being in a relationship with someone is one of the greatest highs you can feel. Everything can be going to hell in a handcart but it doesn’t matter because you’ve got them. Once you’ve stopped being sick, realize that this is a luxury you can’t afford. You have to think practically and prudently about your relationship; it’s just not as easy to be in love when you’re so far apart.