Having a long-distance relationship is easy. However, maintaining or even making it work is at times a bit difficult. I’ve had my fair share of long-distance relationships and they are tough work. But I managed to maintain a healthy relationship with my boyfriend thanks to certain tips I’ve noticed made a big difference. And I’m here to help anyone who’s going through a tough time with their long-distance relationship. Also, remember it requires patience for it to work.
Avoid Excessive Communication
Over-communication will lead to no good. Give each other some space so that when you talk to each other after a while you’ll be able to appreciate each other a lot more. Also, communicating too much can at times come off as being possessive and clingy. Like my mom would always say, “less is more” and in long-distance relationships this applies. The constant messages will only lead you to exhaust yourselves. It’s really about teasing at the right moments and tugging at the right spots.
Talk Dirty With Each Other
This may seem a bit awkward for some or great for others. Either way, it’s something you must try in your long-distance relationship. Spicing things up in your relationship will guarantee a healthy and will also maintain the relationship. Even if you don’t know what to say to talk dirty just practice a couple of times until you get it right. Sexy puns work pretty well too.
Gift A Personal Object
Whether it’s your favorite pillow, a keychain or a stuffed animal, giving each other personal gifts will let you feel like you aren’t far from each other. It’s great to do this without your significant other expecting a single thing. Try doing this occasionally and you’ll definitely see a difference in your relationship.
Making a long-distance relationship wok takes time and patience. Don’t ever start thinking in a negative way about your relationship. Positive thinking will maintain the relationship alive and happy. Always keep in mind that eventually you’ll see each other and that it’s worth the wait. Something that will also help you staying positive is by being thankful for even the smallest things. Even being thankful for each other’s health and safety will help you stay positive.
Video-call Whenever Possible
Put down your phone and stop with the messaging. Open a Skype account and start video chatting with each other. I remember the first time me and my boyfriend started video chatting for the first time, we ended up skyping for 6 straight hours (it even shocked me when I realized that). The best part was not realizing how long we’ve been talking. The reason for that is because we enjoyed it so much that 6 hours feel like 5 minutes.
Stay Honest With Each Other
It doesn’t matter in what kind of relationship you’re in. being honest with each other always helps. Talking about your feelings, insecurities, jealousy, or anything is great. If you try to hide anything from your partner, the truth will eventually come out. If there’s anything that’s making you sad or if you’re going through a tough time let your partner know. Your partner will most likely help you and give you the support you need.
Enjoy Your Alone Time With Friends And Family.
During the breaks you have from each other use it to bond with your friends and family. You don’t have to let your world revolve around your partner. Always take time for all of your loved ones. Instead of hanging out with your friends and family how about trying something else? There are plenty of things for you to do.