5 Ways of maintaining a long-distance relationship
If you have ever been in a long-distance relationship or never have, you have probably heard this a lot from your friends and even relationship coaches that “long-distance relationships don’t work”.
But, let us be positive and reason for a while. You have been with this amazing person and you are probably married or in a relationship and they have to move away for a job opportunity or school, so should you end stuff because of that?
That will be an outright NO, so how do you stay connected with your partner or spouse in such an event?. I will admit that it will not be a smooth ride but when you put the effort to make it work, then it’s worth the shot.
Focus on quality communication
The probability of you people not being in touch more frequent during this time is so high so, whenever you get the opportunity to have a conversation, value that time.
What I mean by this is creat time to have a meaningful conversation and during that time, you shouldn’t engage in other activities.
It is extremely easy to be negative about everything when you just want to be with each other. Let’s be honest though, being negative all the time is not fun for either of you and can be extremely draining.
Talk about how great it will be when you are done with your long-distance or how excited you are to see each other next.
Plan your next visit
The only thing separating you two is the distance which can be worked on. Always plan your next visits to each others place. Today it can be you going over next it’s him, at least this will keep you two connected.
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Be honest with each other
This is one of the important parts of a long-distance relationship. In any relationship, you need to be honest with each other but it is even more essential when you aren’t able to see what they are up to at all days.
Be honest about where you’re going that night, who you’re with if something is annoying you, etc. The more honest you are, the stronger your relationship and trust with each other is.
Communication should be often
It is already bad enough that you two are away from each other so how about you make up for that by communicating?
Always keep the communication line between you two open, this is the only way to stay connected with one another.
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