The first thing that needs to be addressed even before getting into the actions required to sustain a long distance relationship is the emotions that will arise during the initial phase of separation.
Loneliness – Loneliness is an emotion that is bound to occur during the beginning of your time apart from your significant other. The bad news is that being lonely can sometimes lead to the temptation to become unfaithful. The good news is loneliness can be easily cured with constant and fresh communication with your partner in the relationship.
Mistrust – Mistrust is a poison. It can easily come about when there are extended gaps in time when you haven’t spoken with your lover. It is paramount to keep this mistrust at bay by staying honest with your partner.
Now that the basic emotions of loneliness and mistrust have been addressed it is now time to look over the things that every couple can do to increase their chances of forging ahead through the stress of distance.
Just reading this long distance relationship guide has better equipped your relationship with the tools you need to survive the time apart. Address the initial emotions, stay honest with each other, communicate on a daily basis, surprise your partner, and most importantly sit down and make sure you and your lover are on the same page.
Follow those steps and your LDR should thrive.
No one usually chooses to be in a long distance relationship. You may have started out that way by meeting online or maybe employment has put you on opposite coasts.
There are pros and cons to a long distance relationship, but there is no doubt it takes absolute commitment and trust from both parties for the relationship to even have a chance. Another vital part of a learning how to cope in a long distance relationship is to always have open and honest communication.
Communication is incredibly important in any relationship but much more so in a LDR. Ask anyone in a long distance relationship and you will more than likely be told that the distance and separation will automatically breed mistrust.
The only way to get rid of this inherent mistrust is with open and honest communication. When open and honest communication is present, being so far apart isn’t all that bad. Although the obvious cons come to mind like a lack of physical intimacy, but no worries; this can also be remedied.
Long distance intimacy can help both parties feel more involved and loved…and no, I’m not talking about just phone sex. Long distance intimacy can be something as simple as sending your significant other a love letter or card.
Yeah, it would be easier to maybe send a text message or email, but that isn’t as sincere and can sometimes be seen as impersonal. Sending a letter is an endearing and timeless way to show one’s love from a long distance.
Long distance intimacy isn’t just limited to letter writing either. The possibilities are endless when it comes to creative ways to show you love a person even when you are so far away. It’s just important that you keep it fresh, or it may be taken for granted.
Sometimes people need to actually see each other visually to remind them of what their long distance lover looks like. This is where video chat has become a lifesaver. There is nothing worse than realizing you forgot what such an important person in your life looks like. The best part is, it’s free.
Long distance relationships really don’t have to lack intimacy. It just appears in different ways. Obviously physical intimacy is impossible to replace, but there are things that can help out in its absence. The problem there is the mindset that is brought to the table.
Many people consider it a labor of love to be in a long distance relationship, and that is somewhat true..it isn’t easy, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Think of the positives; the fact you have actually found someone who is willing to be apart for such a long time, but still holds you close.
You are important to them and they are important to you. That is something special, and something that regular relationships don’t have. So in times of doubt and loneliness just remember the old adage; absence makes the heart grow fonder.
When you think about a long distance relationship, romance is probably one of the last things that comes to mind. Your first thoughts about long distance relationships are more likely to be about the frequency of communication, the frequency of meet ups and how to maintain your partners interest in the time that you’re spending apart. Maintaining a romantic spark isn’t likely to be high on your agenda.
This article has been put together to act as a long distance romance guide; after all, just because you spend time physically apart doesn’t at all mean that romance should be dead. In actual fact, a romantic long distance relationship can not only maintain your partners interest but also heighten the excitement when face to face meetings are coming around.
There really is no reason why distance should halt your romance. For the shy person, the distance may actually make it easier for you to express yourself. In long distance relationships it’s almost certain that you’re going to engage in written correspondence, letters, e-mail or postcards.
The distance gives you perfect opportunity to write love letters to your partner. If you’re not creative don’t worry, a love letter doesn’t have to be flamboyant poetry or anything like that, just a simple written note that displays affection will suffice. Just say what you feel, if you have to swallow your pride to do so, swallow it.
Remember it doesn’t have to be your partner’s birthday to send a gift. When in a LDR send gifts whenever you feel like it, and the gift doesn’t always have to be flowers either. Something personalized to your partners taste will let them know that you’ve been thinking about them. Sending pictures is always nice and personal too, never forget to compliment when you get one in return.
Don’t forget that you don’t always have to be physically together to do something together. If you lived together you’d probably do things like watch TV and movies together. Why not watch a movie together on the phone or when you’re chatting Online? Just sharing the experience can be quite romantic.
The highlight of any long distance relationship is the visit to see your partner in person. You’re obviously going to try and visit as often as possible.
If you want to achieve a romantic long distance relationship why not consider surprising your partner by turning up unannounced? What better way to excite your partner than turning up when they are not expecting you? A nice added touch is to bring a gift with you.