Have you ever thought to yourself “I couldn’t be in a long-distance relationship?” If you have said yes to this; you’re not alone. 7 out of 10 people believe that long-distance relationships will never work. I once was just like you. Just sitting thinking about a long-distance relationship can be stressful.
The reason that I can speak on this is; because I’ve been in a long distance relationship for over a year. I’m very happy in my long-distance relationship and satisfy (minimal stress).
Long-distance relationships require just a little bit more work and paying attention to detail. If you want to be with your partner for the long haul. You will work diligently to make it work.
3 things that have helped my Long-distance relationship last.
1. A lot more communication
2. Being romantic woman/man
3. More listening
Communicate not only by phone, use technology. Social media platforms like Skype, tango, FaceTime. These are all visual tools to communicate with your partner. Scheduling date nights is always sensual for long-distance relationships. At 6 o’clock plan a FaceTime date. Eat dinner together and watch the same movie. There tons of Apps for you electronic devices. I found an App called Avocado. This app you’re able to hug kiss and send flowers virtually (seems a little cheesy but I’m telling you it helps). These small things go along way within a long distance relationship.
Romance and thinking outside of the box is key. Your partner is not with you 24 hours a day so listen to there needs . My Partner sent me a care package because I told him that I was homesick. The care package was everything about Michigan. I cried and he made me appreciate him even more.
He took the time and the effort to grab the items. He drove to a post office and dropped the care package off. He placed all the items in a box and paid for shipping. This is a lot more effort than sending just a text message. Examples like this can make or break a long-distance relationship.
Listening goes hand-in-hand with being romantic. In order to be romantic you have to listen. Listen to your partners needs and wants. Come up with creative ideas to satisfy those needs even if you’re not available physically. There’s tons of other things that you can do to make your long-distance relationship rewarding (do your research). I promise you if you follow these three easy steps your long distance relationship will be more successful than others.