Dealing with long-distance relationships (LDR) becomes very difficult sometimes. Especially, you are used being together and have to apart for a long time due to some studies, jobs or other career opportunities. Many people believe long-distance relationships do not work. They advise you not to take it seriously and this breaks your heart.
In long-distance relationships, things could get complicated and unachievable that could make you feel sad and lonely. Still, there are lots of things that can make an extra distance relationship sweeter and stronger. According to some studies, absence makes the heart grow fonder and long-distance couples feel more love for each other than those that are geographically close.
If you are also going to be in a long-distance relationship then to keep your love strong and alive, here are some tips that can help you to make your long distance relationship work.
1. Avoid Enormous Communication
Some people think talking 12 hours or more a day is necessary to keep a long-distance relationship going. But, it’s not true. In fact, it is considered as possessiveness and can make the things worst. If you do so, soon you would feel like exhausted with your relationship. So, always avoid enormous communications and give space to each other.
2. Share your Daily Life Activities
Sharing your daily life activities ensure you both that your relationship is secured. Always keep your partner updated on your everyday life, including the people you interact with. It will help you to enhance the trust in your relationship and involve more in your daily life. Always inform your partner when you are going out with your friends especially when they are of opposite sex.
Commit to communicating regularly to checking in with each other each day. Say “Good Morning” and “Good Night” to your partner every day. Send each other stuff like photos, small video clips to make other person feel special and loved. Don’t remember to schedule a time to talk each other on daily basis.
4. Do Similar Things Together
There are lots of similar things you can do together while in a long-distance relationship. Play some online games. Take a video call on Skype and walk together. Watch online videos, movies and TV shows and you would find common topics to talk about and you would feel like you are with each other in reality.
5. Make Meeting Time to Time
Make visits to each other after a certain period to time. It is very important in the long-distance relationships to fulfill the little things holding hands, kissing and other stuff. It will be like fireworks, glitter bombs, confetti, rainbows and butterflies everywhere. So, meet each other time to time and make your relationship extra special.
6. Stay Positive
Waiting can be painful and you can feel lonely sometimes but you need to stay positive to keep your long distance relationship alive. Accept what you have and be thankful for that. Talk about the little things happened throughout the day. Be thankful to your partner for gifts, cards and other things he/she sent you to express their love even when they are too far from you.
7. Be Loyal to Each Other
Loyalty is the base of any relationship and the responsibilities of being loyal increases when you are in a long-distance relationship. Talk about your insecurities and fear with your partner freely. Don’t try to hide anything from your partner or it can bitter your relationship. Be open and loyal to each other. Help and support each other in all situations.