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Art of the Long DIstance Romance

Updated on May 13, 2010

Love is a beautiful thing, it is one of the most intense and wonderful emotions that we as humans experience. It is not however always convenient. What do you do if your soul mate's job transfers them halfway around the world? What if your beloved is studying a few hours away?

When the man I love was sent very far away for his work, we got creative because despite the distance we knew we just couldn't be completely happy without the other.

My lame attempt at pixel art.
My lame attempt at pixel art.

You have to be devoted

No long distance relationship will work unless you are completely devoted to the other. This to me means no trust issues, no lingering thoughts about friends or coworkers, and you have to be willing to put just as much energy (if not more) into your relationship as you did before your other half left the area.


Communication is even more important now. Write handwritten letters with your perfume or cologne, send emails, follow each other on twitter, I personally like to send egreetings. The most important thing is that you make time for each other. Make sure your partner knows just how important they are to you whether they're in Tuscaloosa or Bhubaneshwar.


Writing letters expressing love, and regular communication is important but so is sharing memories of fun times you've had together, sharing your deepest thoughts, your goals. There are so many sites today that allow you to make virtual scrapbooks, you can use Microsoft video maker to make a special slide-show set to music, make a blog only your partner can read, take up a cause together.

Just because your lover is not physically present does not mean you cannot love just as deeply as before.
Just because your lover is not physically present does not mean you cannot love just as deeply as before.


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    • That Grrl profile image

      Laura Brown 5 years ago from Barrie, Ontario, Canada

      You've got a typo in your title. I tried long distance romance awhile. It didn't work out.

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      Simple Tim 7 years ago

      Having been in a long distance relationship myself..(spanning 8 years apart)I know what it takes...its communication..communication..communication but mor ethan that you have to have met in real life to sustain the realtionship.There has to be that spark.Lucky me it was love at first sight but trying to maintain long distnace love after meeting in a chat room will not sustain itself.

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      thevoice 7 years ago from carthage ill

      beautiful hub read well read thanks