Far Away Yet Close
How To Make Long Distance Work?
Having a long distance relationship can seem impossible. Truth is it can work, but you have to willing to put in the work. If you believe you can do it go for it. These are just some of a few ways you can make your relationship last.
1. Agree On Contact
Not seeing your significant other everyday is difficult so it’s important that you keep that line of communication open. Checking in on each other can make a huge difference. It will reassure all parties that they are in fact not alone. Reserve times for contact to avoid going days without speaking. Sometimes life happens and it is easy to forget.
2. Send Selfies
Your partner will want to see your face. Cute little things like selfies make it clear that you are thinking about them. Whether it be a serious, funny, cute, or flirty picture your partner will appreciate the gesture. Also doing this will prompt them to send a selfie back which has the potential to light up your day.
3. Do Things Together
Decide to do something at the same time to create a bond. For example: watch a movie, play videogames, read books, watch tv shows. You can discuss them after and have more to talk about.
4. Be Honest
Honesty in the best policy. Neither of you are directly in front of each other therefore making it harder to trust. Laying the truth out is the best thing to do. The more honest you are the more your partner will feel like they can trust you. Honesty creates trusts and because trust is such a big part of a relationship, honesty is imperative.
5. Be Creative
Do not do the same dull things. Make some power points of how you’ve been with cute little jokes. Or even make a google docs to let out emotions that you don’t feel that you can get out over the phone. Write a short story together. Be spontaneous.
“ I don’t cry because we’ve been separated by distance, and for a matter of years. Why? Because for as long as we share the same sky and breathe the same air, we’re still together.”
– Donna Lynn Hope