MAKING LONG DISTANCE RELATIONSHIPS WORK

MAKING LONG DISTANCE RELATIONSHIPS WORK

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 – It is not easy but it’s worth it

– Trust is important

– Keep things as normal as possible

 

Long distance relationships are not easy. In fact, they are extremely difficult. Perfectly healthy, amazing and happy relationships fall apart because of the distance. If they were, no one would be looking up advice and everyone would be in a long distance relationship all the time forever. That doesn’t mean its unachievable. What they really take is commitment, communication, and consistency.

To keep your love alive and strong, here are tips to make your long distance relationship work:

– KNOW EACH OTHER’S SCHEDULE

This is especially essential when the both of you are living in different time zones. Know the small and big events that are taking place or will take place in each other’s life like tests, exams, meetings, interviews and all. It’s helpful to know when the other person is busy and when he/she is free, so that you can drop a text or make a call at the right time. You wouldn’t want to disturb your partner when he/she is in the middle of class or halfway through a business meeting.

– STAY POSITIVE

You need to be constantly inject positive energy into the long distance relationship to keep it alive. Yes, the waiting can be painful and you can sometimes feel lonesome but you need to remind yourself that the fruits at the end will be sweet as heaven. One good trick to staying positive is to be grateful all the time. Be thankful that you have someone to love — someone who also loves you back. Be thankful for the little things, like the hand-made letter that arrived safely in your mailbox the other day. Be thankful for each other’s health and safety

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– TRY TO COMMUNICATE REGULARLY

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.

– STAY HONEST

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.