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How to Maintain a Long Distance Relationship

Updated: 2 days ago

Maintaining a long distance relationship is said to be one of the most difficult things to achieve but it doesn’t have to be. Being from two different countries, we are a couple that understands how so many people can struggle with being in a long distance relationship. In this post we will discuss a few difficulties of being in a long distance relationship and how to possibly correct the majority of those issues. Let’s get started!

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Open And Honest Communication

One of the most important but easily overlooked task when a couple is away from each other is communication. Communication plays such an important role and should never be forgotten in a long distance relationship! Both parties should make it a priority to keep an open line of communication with the other. We are very lucky in today’s world to have things like video calling. Being offered on many different platforms it’s something that can really help fill that empty hole we feel when we are away from our significant other. But understand, rather it’s by video chat, phone call or text: ALL COMMUNICATION MOST REMAIN OPEN AND HONEST. It's so important to start and continue with honest communication about everything from your thoughts and feelings on the relationship to how your day is going, which brings us to the next topic.

 

Tip: Read also "How being transparent can help you build and keep a loving relationship"

 

Be part of each other's daily routine

Do not forget to include your partner in your daily routine as much as possible. Keeping your partner updated with details on things like your morning routine, what you’re having for lunch and the different situations you may be encountering throughout the day, can really help contribute to both parties feeling like the other is right by their side. Which can make the actual distance between two loving people feel not so far.


Send each other flirty messages

A small gesture that may go a long way, is a flirty text or voice message to your partner throughout the day. It doesn’t always have to be a long paragraph, something as simple as, “I love you" or “You are so beautiful” can really work wonders. These messages should go both ways, not just from one person. If done properly with love and respect, this could help keep that fire burning between a loving couple in a long distance relationship!


Be patient with each other's habits and routines

One of the big struggles that couples seem to have after physically being apart or even being together for the first time is adjusting to one another’s habits and routines. This is something that will take time and patience. Try to be as respectful and courteous as possible through this process. Yelling at your partner because they now leave their shoes in the middle of the floor is not going to solve the issue in a healthy way. During this adjustment period, try sitting down a few times a week and having an open conversation about what needs improvement and what has been going very well with your everyday routines since you both have been physically back together

 

Tip: When you are on the phone or your are facetiming with your long distance partner you can ask "20 fun "What If" questions" than can spark some deep conversations.

 

As you can see, rather you and your partner are apart for the first time or the fifth time, there are a few small things you can both do to make sure your relationship stays healthy and strong while you’re apart and will remain that way when you’re back together!

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