Long distance relationships are gradually fading away, and becoming increasingly unpopular amongst younger and older people, despite the increasing presence of social media and technology. This is against what was the order before now, when people from all around the world connected no matter how far away they were from themselves.
But regardless of the seeming drop in popularity, it doesn’t affect or change the fact that long distance relationships work, and can be successful if you apply yourself right.
Not everyone understands that it’s slightly different from normal dating, so it must be treated as such for best results.
Elcrema, in this post, will share some exclusive tips on how you can improve your relationship if you are in a long distance one.
1. Avoid excessive and boring communication. This is because depending on your partner, there’s a chance they could get bored and tired of the relationship sooner than you think. So you want to keep things as moderate as you can. But if it works for you, fine.
2. See it as an opportunity to also know how deep your relationship will be even when you aren’t together. Things may just get to marriage or a lasting relationship from there.
3. Set some ground rules to manage your expectations. Because it is not like regular dating, keeping some expectations trim is the best way to go. This is because it’s easy to get disappointed, and that can lead to heart-break. For example, you can’t expect to see them as often as though you stay together.
4. Try to communicate regularly, and creatively. Communication is still important. Just because we said you should do it in moderation doesn’t mean you shouldn’t keep in touch about everything.
5. Avoid “dangerous” situations. You don’t want to get yourself avail enough to be tempted to do something that could ruin your relationship. They’re not there, but remember that walls have ears.
6. Be open and real with each other.
7. Do things together. If you want to build a string connection for yourselves – this is one way to do it. Get together, and enjoy yourselves when you can.
8. Do similar things. This also helps build your connection.
9. Make visits to each other. Just because you’re far away doesn’t mean you can’t see. They say, ‘out of sight, out of mind’. So, try to make sure you spend enough time together.
10. Have a goal in mind. There has to be something you’re looking for in that relationship. What is it?
11. Enjoy your alone time and your time with your friends and family. There’s time for everything, you know. You don’t want to seem too clingy or get bored from being with one person always.
12. Stay honest with each other. Honesty is very powerful. It can save a relationship and increase trust.
13. Know each other’s schedules. Understanding how your schedules are helps to understand their behavior. If you know when they’re busy, you’re likely not to feel ‘left out’ at times.
14. Be Spontaneous. Spontaneity helps keep the fun in your relationship. You don’t want to be rigid and difficult.
15. Gift a personal object for the other person to hold on to. That way, they have a piece of you with them all the time.
16. Get a good messaging app. It helps you stay in touch cheaply.
17. Stay positive. Know that you can achieve your goals in that relationship.
18. Keep each other updated on each other’s friends and family. Make them a part of what happens around you. They feel more loved that way.
19. Video-call whenever possible. A phone call isn’t the same as a video call. It’s more exciting to see someone you love while you talk to them, don’t you think?