Getting into a long distance relationship is not a piece of cake, it comes with its own set of challenges; it can be emotionally draining, things can get difficult, and one might feel lonely and sad at times due to absence of the partner. Thanks to the technological advancement, such relationships are also able to nurture and absolutely succeed. If you've found your soulmate you connect with and love, you probably don't want to break up simply because you don't live in the same geography. You can still have a healthy, meaningful, and satisfying relationship with someone even if you only see each other a few times a year (or even two years). Sustaining a long distance relationship takes work, and you have to take steps to make sure both you and your partner stay connected with one another while not physically together.
Tips For Surviving A Long Distance Relationship
Here are some ways to ensure a long lasting relationship across boundaries.
1. Communication Is The Key
While we do have unlimited resources to stay in touch, how much to communicate, when and what, is also essential. Be open to modifying the line of communication, don't come off as overly possessive or spam your partner with excessive calls or messages. Daily greetings and updating your partner with your whereabouts might seem mundane but are small efforts that can go a long way. Talk when you want to and not just because you have to, respect the other person's time and schedule to ensure the communication stays organically healthy.
2. Plan Activities Together
Weekends are perhaps the best time to connect with your partner. After week long tiring schedules, spending some quality time ensures a smooth sail. Plan to play online games or watch a series that you can follow every Saturday, watch movies that interest you, plan date nights, dress up, enjoy meals together etc. Living apart, such shared experiences are really about being creative and spontaneous. Studies prove that such shared experiences tend to enhance the cohesion of the relationship and pay off big time in the future.
3. Troubleshoot And Fix Issues
If you have found the one you feel worth holding on to, don't let physical distance be a hindrance. There would be testing times, when you feel that being separated by miles is not working in your favour, you need to hold on to such moments. Every relationship hits bumps; different expectations, trust issues, anxiety are all a part and parcel of it. Align your expectations, indulge in talks regularly about insecurity or jealousy; build trust- the most important pillar for a long distance to survive, and make sure, both the parties put in equal efforts. Openness and honesty with the partner is needed to fill in these blanks with positivity and good vibes.
4. Always Be There For Each Other
Remind your partner from time to time how much you love them, be there with them even if not physically, understand and cater to their emotional calls as well. If you are not present for embracing them with a hug at trying times, such reassurances help lessen these blue feelings. You have together decided to embark on this beautiful journey, make every mile worthwhile.
Have friendly banters, give each other funny nick names, communicate creatively, make time and stay positive. Your life and that of your partner will continue to grow and change as time passes, your relationship also changes in the process. So secure your relationship; after all, at the end it's all about loving at the right moments and tugging at the right spots.
Try these above tips to strengthen your emotional bonding, ease the ache of geographic separation, and help your relationship survive the long distance!