Many people believe that long-distance relationships are never going to work out. We’re not sure about the exact statistics, but there are cases of couples who’ve managed to settle down after a long-distance experience.
It’s true that sometimes it might not work out, but we can’t deny that alongside the challenges, there are also surprises and opportunities for growth.
Here are the best tips on how to make a long-distance relationship work.
1. Trust each other.
Trust is the foundation of any healthy and happy relationship. But when distance comes into play, it’s even more crucial. You will have to find the strength to believe in each other’s honesty, especially while you’re miles apart.
2. Distinguish between different types of closeness – emotional, spiritual, mental.
Because you can’t rely much on physical closeness and lack of intimacy could become a problem, it’s a nice solution to focus on how else you can get close to your far-off partner.
3. Don’t rely on words only when you communicate.
In a long-distance relationship there will be a lot of typing, texting and chatting online. But make sure you check what the other is writing, especially during a fight. Things could easily get out of hand if some words are misinterpreted.
4. Make visits to each other.
The time you spend together is the highlight of your relationship. Every time you see each other will seem like a vacation filled with love and butterflies. Not to mention the fast beating of hearts and mad embraces when you finally see each other at the airport. Or maybe in other surroundings.
5. Enjoy your time alone with friends and family.
Remember there are also benefits of a long-distance relationship. You can definitely spend more time with yourself or your loved ones. As long as there’s a nice balance, things will work out.
6. Talk about your future as a couple and set goals.
All couples make future plans together, but when the physical distance is also a factor, it becomes a priority to try and see where you’re heading in the relationship.
7. The distance won’t last forever.
If you’ve made it through some difficult times, you know that this only made the bond with your partner stronger. Keep in mind that the distance and all that comes with it won’t always be an issue.
Are you in a long-distance relationship? Tell us if you have other tips!