Long distance relationships can be tough but they also come with lots of benefits.

Below are some tips that will help your long distance relationship work

1. Communicate regularly. Make sure you always say good night and good morning.

2. Avoid doing things that might make your partner worried and suspicious. If going out late at night will displease your partner, you shouldn’t do it.

3. Visit your partner from time to time. Visits are the highlight of every long distance relationship and you should visit each other as often as you both can.

4. Plan estimated time you should be apart and times you should be together. This is will ensure you and your partner are both on the same page.

5. Be open and honest with each other. Hiding things from your partner will quickly destroy the trust in your long distance relationship.

6. Know each other’s schedule. You should know when your partner is busy and free.

7. Send your partner gifts from time to time.

8. Get a good messaging app like Whatsapp, BBM etc to enable you communicate with each other frequently.

9. Trust your partner. Scrutinising everything and constantly questioning your partner will only make things worse.

10. Always be positive. Waiting to meet your partner again can be painful but you should always remain positive and be thankful you have each other.

11. Keep each other updated about your activities as this will help your partner know what’s happening in your world.

12. Video call whenever possible because nothing beats seeing your partner’s face while talking to your partner.

13. Give each other pet names.

14. Send your partner pictures, audio clips and short videos from time to time.

15. Do activities together like playing online games. There are lots of online games you can play together. This will make the distance between you and your partner smaller and more bridgeable.

16. There will always be people who will be skeptical about your long distance relationship but you will be fine as long as you don’t let it affect the both of you.

17. Enjoy the moments you get to spend with your partner.