No one’s ever said that long distance relationships are easy, but they don’t have to ruin your relationship either. With the right commitment and communication, long distance relationships can actually be more stable than geographically close relationships. Simple adjustments to your attitude and lifestyle can help you keep your loved one in your life.
How To Make Long Distance Relationship Works
- Learn your partner’s preferred method for communication. Be sure to try a variety of technologies to see what works best for you both. You may try texting, emailing, or video-calling to keep up to date with little daily details of your lives.
- Work around your schedules. If you know you’re going to be too busy to communicate, let your partner know in advance and try to stay in contact as best you can. If you’re not as busy as your partner, remain flexible and focus on something of interest to you.
2. Get to know each other. Just like any relationship, you should spend some time really getting to know and understand your partner. When talking, take note of things your partner enjoys the most (like hobbies or day-to-day activities) and do a little research on it so you have something more to discuss.
- Knowing each other’s preferences will also help when you want to exchange gifts. Gift exchange is just another way to communicate your feelings for each other over the long distance
- Talking about the boring or mundane parts of your day can also foster connection and interdependence, the foundation of relationships.
- Maintaining day-to-day communication about your everyday lives will help humanize your partner and become aware of changes your partner might be going through
- Interdependence can be seen in everyday activities like compromising about decisions and long-term behaviors like quitting smoking.
6. Create trust. Trust in a relationship is vital, regardless of distance. Try your best to be faithful and avoid temptation. If you do make a mistake, it’s especially important to be honest and tell your partner the truth in cases where lying would benefit you. For example, if you put yourself in a position of temptation (like going to a bar), lying about your whereabouts would benefit you personally, but would benefit your relationship if you were honest.
- Frequent use of email and online resources can help cultivate trust in romantic relationships.