Long distance relationships are rampant these days coupled with the fact that social media has helped to make dating a reality.
A relationship between a man and a woman who are romantically involved can be very challenging sometimes. No matter how in love they might be, issues are bound to surface talk more of a long distance relationship where they can barely have a face to face communication except for video calls, Face time, Skype (thanks to social media).
Even with the technological innovations, it does not still measure up with having your partner around physically.
Here’s how to deal with a long distance relationship despite all the barriers..
Set Ground Rules
Both of you need to be clear with what you expect of with each other during this long distance relationship. No need for surprises especially unnecessary ones.
Optional And Creative Communication
Try to update your partner on your life, however boring some of the things may seem. It should also be optional.
Understand that your partner is a fully individual human being outside of their relationship with you, and that to be happy they often need to attend to other things.
Do Things Together
Sounds absurd? It’s very possible especially with video calling.
Play an online game together. Watch a documentary on YouTube at the same time. You can even go online shopping together.
Recommend books, TV shows, movies, music, news and etc. to each other. When you read, watch and listen to the same things, you get to have more topics in common to talk about.
There should be a laid out plan as to how long you guys intend to stay apart.
It is important that you two are on the same page and have the same goals.
This walk hand in hand. You can’t keep a long distance relationship if you don’t trust your parter.
Do not try to hide anything from your partner, that secret will sooner or later swallow you up from inside out. Don’t try to deal with things all by yourself. Be open and honest with each other. Let your partner help you and give you the support you need.
Be In The Know
Know each other schedules. It’s helpful to know when the other person is busy and when he/she is free, so that you can drop a text or make a call at the right time.
Know the small and big events that are taking place or will take place in each other’s life.
You need to stay positive to keep your relationship going. Waiting may seem like a chore but you need to keep reminding yourself why you first got into the relationship in the first place.