A long distance relationship can be stressful. How do you maintain the feelings and romance? How can the relationship grow? How can you develop and take the relationship to the next level? Answering all of these questions in your mind is very difficult.
The first thing to remember is love itself is never easy. Long distance relationships are even more difficult. If you struggle with trusting your partner then inevitably you will struggle to cope with them being away.
However, if you lack trust in your partner, why are you with them in the first place? Trust is an issue you need to establish, ask yourself, if your partner wants to maintain a long distance relationship with you, why wouldn’t you trust them?
You need to talk to your partner open and honestly about everything you have on your mind. Ensure that both of you promise to be completely honest from the offset and discuss all of the doubts that you have. Agree on certain rules and make sure you both follow through with them, complacency will lead to doubts from one side or another.
Agree that if you have any doubts arise as the relationship progresses that you will discuss them immediately. Both parties should agree on that, if you bottle things up your partner will probably detect that there is something wrong. Denial will hinder the growth of your relationship.
Communicate with each other regularly, at least once every day. Find out what your partner has done on that day. You should always be learning more about your partner each day that passes. If you ever think that it’s going the other way and you don’t feel you know your partner as well as you did the day before, increase communication.
Agree to meet up on a set number of dates every year and do whatever you have to do to stick to it. By setting these dates you will have something to aim for. If you miss the dates then your partner will wonder why, are they aren’t important enough? If you can’t stick to the dates, don’t make them in the first place.
Long distance relationships are difficult to cope with, but it is possible. If you set your goals from the start, always remain honest with each other and make a ton of effort to ensure your partner feels loved and cherished, you’re half way there. Always remember that the person you love is worth making sacrifices for.