We all have different opinions when it comes to relationships. Some are skeptical and don’t believe in them.
However, when it comes to long-distance relationships this is where many draw the line. I don’t know if it’s fear or insecurity.
Years before mobile phones, websites, and computers people used to date as long-distance; didn’t see each other often.
They used to meet up in church, school; there were strict guidelines. These days people even move in together.
Why are you dating? What do you like most about your partner?
When you get to answer the above two you will learn about relationships. Relationships aren’t about favors and buying stuff; there needs to be a connection, the will to appreciate, forgive, commit, trust, and caring.
Well, it isn’t easy to explain love in just 1 sentence. There is more to that the best feelings are felt and not explainable.
Distance doesn’t have to be a killer for your relationship. As a matter of fact, it should strengthen your hearts.
Many are asking do long-distance relationships work?
Yes, they do. However, one has to be patient, understanding, and trusting. Here is how to ensure your relationship is lively:
1. Communication is key
Whether you are always busy at work; always find time to call, text, email or whatever works for you two.
Ask them how they are doing, feeling… if they have eaten; show you care. Listen to them when they talk to you.
Also, as you communicate, don’t overdo it. Some think communicating every minute is what keeps the relationship running.
Less is more. It’s just about finding the right moments and using them to the fullest; like talking dirty… Send teasing texts filled with sexual allusions and rousing descriptions.
That tension keeps the hearts yearning for more.
2. Take it as an opportunity
Being far is a test of how strong your love is; In Glee Season 4, Emma says: “I would rather be here, far from you, but feeling really close, rather than close to you but feeling really far away.”
At times you can be close to someone and at the same time, you are far apart. Think of the distance as the bond that will keep your love stronger.
“If you want to live together, you first need to learn how to live apart.” – Anonymous
3. Manage your expectations
Relationships should have rules. Don’t expect too much from your partner. The best way is to be open to each other.
Find out what your partner is able to do for you. Simply because your friend got a car from their partner don’t expect the same.
Know your partner; don’t do things that will end up surprising you. Understand how they feel and relate to things.
As you are being open remember to be honest. Don’t lie about something you can’t accomplish.
Don’t try to do it all by yourself; you are in a relationship, not a situationship. Let your partner support you.
4. Find time to visit
This changes the relationship. It gives it heightens the love. It also brings closeness and you get a chance to be intimate.
Holding hands, kissing, taking walks all bring life the love. Besides, you also get to see how your partner reacts to certain situations.
Also, learn your partner’s schedule. You don’t wanna distract them when they are in the middle of class or work presentation.
Learn all the little things that are taking place in their lives. These are just a few ways one can consider changing.
Maintain a positive mindset. Long-distance relationships have ups and downs; finding a balance will keep your relationship in balance.
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