Many people believe that a long distance relationship is never going to work out. Your family may discourage it, and some of your best friends may advise you not to take it too seriously in case you get your heart broken.
If you are already in or considering going into one, here are five tips for making a long distance relationship work
- Send random photo messages
Put that selfie and Snapchat obsession to good use. If your phone’s camera roll isn’t filled with your partner making some of the ugliest faces on the planet, then the two of you aren’t trying hard enough. Send random picture messages to make your partner laugh from thousands of miles away and still feel like he is working in the cubicle right next to you.
- See it as an opportunity
View it as a learning journey for both of you. See it as a test of your love for each other. Instead of thinking that this long distance relationship is pulling you two apart, you should believe that through this experience, the two of you will be bound together even stronger.
- Communicate regularly and creatively
Try to update your partner on your life and its happening, however mundane some of the things may seem. To up the game, send each other pictures, audio clips and short videos from time to time. By putting in this kind of effort, you make the other person feel loved and attended to.
- Avoid dangerous situations
If you already know that going to the club or going drinking with your group of friends late at night will displease your partner, then you should either not do it or tell your partner beforehand so as to reassure him. Don’t be careless about this sort of matter because your partner is only going to be extra worried or extra suspicious, and of course, very upset because you are putting him in a position where he feels extra powerless.
- Have a goal in mind
“What do we want to achieve at the end of the day?” “How long are we going to be apart?” “What about the future?” These are the questions you two need to ask yourselves. The truth is no couple can be in a long distance relationship for forever. Eventually, we all need to settle down. So make a plan with each other. It is important that you two are on the same page and have the same goals. Even if you are not living in the same space and the same time zone, both of you can still work together in the same direction towards a future that includes one another.