Managing a Long Distance Relationship

Being far from your partner is not an ideal situation, but it is possible to keep the romance of a long distance relationship alive with some effort and a few handy tips.

Communication is Vital

Communication is the key to maintaining any relationship, and assumes an even more vital role when you’re separated by distance. Emails and text messages are an efficient way to keep in touch, but consider using snail-mail occasionally to send a short love letter, a card or a small gift.

These days, our mail usually contains mostly bills and promotional materials so a loving handwritten personal note on real paper will have great impact and may be cherished far more than any electronic communication. For telephone conversations, a VoIP service or a mobile plan with good overseas rates can allow you to have long intimate conversations without worrying about the expense.

When you speak on the phone on a daily basis, talking about ordinary day-to-day events as well as more momentous events will maintain your connection with each other’s lives and help to keep your relationship grounded. Being separated by thousands of kilometres doesn’t have to stop you from sharing some experiences: you might decide to watch the same movie or read the same book and exchange impressions when you talk on the phone.

They say that absence makes the heart grow fonder, so nourish your long distance relationship while you’re apart and watch it flourish when at last you meet again!

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