It's no secret that it takes commitment and dedication from both parties to maintain a relationship. But, what if a couple lives hundreds and thousands of miles away apart? In that situation keeping the romance going becomes difficult and challenging as well. However, here are five tips that will ensure your long distance relationship is a successful and a happy one as possible.
Use the Latest Technology
If you don’t see each other face-to-face daily, then maintaining regular communication is a must. Send text messages, IMs, phone calls, emails, or video chatting or whatever, keeping in touch is the best way to maintain the romance in a long distance relationship. You can install apps on your smartphones that will help you share pictures, send videos and voice messages and so on. And don’t forget to send an old-fashioned handwritten letter or send unexpected gifts to your partner. Your partner will love this simple gesture as it makes them feel appreciated and loved. Just make sure what type of communication need he or she likes, and use that the most.
Always Keep All Types of Communication Open
Besides, communicating to each other regularly, make sure always to have an honest and open dialogue with your partner. Most couples don’t want, to be frank about various issues about their lives, especially in long distance relationships, as both parties want to make most of it. But, it’s important that both parties discuss any issues or any needs that’s not being met. Keeping the lines of communication under any circumstances is vital to for a healthy long-distance relationship.
Inform When You’ll See Each Other
Inform your partner when you’ll be visiting him or her the next time. It doesn’t matter if the distance will be ending shortly, tell your partner about it when you’ll be visiting next time, even if it’s just for a weekend. Plus, it’s also necessary to have a general idea, when the long-distance relationship phase is going to end. A long-distance relationship with no possible end is bound to fail in the future.
Make Your Time Boring
Being reunited after some time apart can make the relationship more like a “honeymoon” most of the time, especially if you are visiting your partner only on the weekends. If you feel your long distance relationship more like mini-vacations, then it will harder to realize how your relationship will work under normal situations. Therefore, spend time with your partner like most ordinary couples does, instead of indulging in exciting activities. This will you help you understand how both of you will advance your relationship after your long-distance relationship ends.
Jealousy and insecurity are seen in all relationships, even in good and secure ones. But, in the long-distance relationship, even a slight mistrust or envy can be a serious one. So, stop checking his or her Facebook page and worrying about what he or she is doing, if they miss your call or don’t respond to your messages right away. If you happen to have tendencies of being envious or insecure, you should probably reconsider, if a long distance relationship will work for you or not.
The takeaway here is being long distance relationship isn’t easy and requires hard work, commitment, and dedication to keep the romance going. But if you communicate regularly, be loyal and trustworthy to your partner, it’s not hard to maintain it just like any normal relationship.