Gone are the days when lovers had to wait months to receive a letter from their beloved. Long-distance relationships have become more convenient with the advent of technology. Thanks to texting and video conferencing, they have eliminated the need for rationing long-distance calls or waiting for postal delivery. As more people turn to remote working, studying in different countries and building their lives outside of their hometowns, long distance relationships have also become increasingly common. That has made developing remote intimacy even more important than ever before. Remote intimacy refers to the ability to connect emotionally and physically with someone despite the physical distance between you. Kanusha YK, a Psychologist and a Relationship Expert at Allo Health, shared her five expert tips with NDTV Swirlster which will help you develop remote intimacy and maintain a strong connection with your loved ones.
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1. Share Photos And Video Chat Regularly
Regularly sharing photos and video chats through various apps and platforms can help you stay connected to share experiences with your partner in real-time. Set a schedule for regular video chats and share your daily experiences to maintain intimacy. Surprise your partner with spontaneous photos or videos to show you're thinking of them. During video chats, stay present, avoid distractions, ask questions, and show interest in their life. Overall, incorporating regular sharing of photos and video chats into your communication routine can help maintain intimacy in a long-distance relationship.
2. Understand The Importance Of Making An Effort
Making an effort requires time and energy, but it's worth it. When you're willing to put in the effort, you show your partner that you value them and are committed to the relationship, which can strengthen your bond. It's important to remember that making an effort is a two-way street. Both partners need to be willing to invest time and energy into the relationship. When both partners are making an effort, it creates a sense of mutual respect and appreciation, which can lead to a more fulfilling and satisfying relationship.
3. Set An Intimacy Goal For Each Visit
The goal can be anything that helps you deepen your intimacy and connection, whether it's having more meaningful conversations, trying new activities together, or spending more quality time in each other's company. Setting intimacy goals can help you stay motivated and focused on building a strong emotional and physical connection with your partner. Remember to be patient and compassionate with each other, and celebrate your successes along the way.
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4. Enjoy Your Personal Time
In long-distance relationships, it's crucial to prioritize personal time and take care of yourself. Schedule time for yourself, pursue your passions, prioritize self-care, connect with friends and family, and set boundaries with your partner to ensure you have enough personal time. By doing this, you can maintain a sense of identity, feel more fulfilled, and strengthen your relationship with your partner.
5. Share Common Experiences
Sharing experiences is an excellent way to feel closer to each other despite the physical distance. You can watch a movie together, play an online game, or take an online class together. Sharing experiences can help you feel more connected and give you something to talk about. When you're sharing experiences, it's essential to be fully present and engaged in the activity.
Kanusha YK is a Psychologist and a Relationship Expert at Allo Health.
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