Long-distance relationships can be tough. And that is both if you are in a permanent long-distance relationship, or if you are temporarily separated. If you both really want your relationship to survive though, it is possible. Here are a few tips to what you should be good at, when you are in a long-term relationship.
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The long-distance relationship has a very bad reputation because it’s not just impossible to be together, but many people consider it as being impossible to see each other and do stuff together too. That is not correct however, as technology allows for communication and spending time together in many new ways. Sure, it’s not the same as the physical touch of your partner, but there are gadgets, games and apps that can supplement this.
For example, if you both are into gaming, you can play together. There are many different online games to try out, where you can either play versus each other or play together. You can also use technology to increase the excitement towards your next meeting. You could for example talk about what you want to do next time you’ll meet, or if you’re up for it, you could try spicing up your sexlife, with a hands free vibrator. This can really spice up your relationship, and this way you will be able to pleasure each other without being together.
Communication is, of course, important in every relationship. When you don’t see each other that often, and when some of your communication is through text or calls, communication becomes even more important. This is because these forms of communication supply much fewer social cues when used. A message can be more difficult to convey as it is meant when written through text, and this leads to more misunderstandings.
As such, it is important to be good at communicating to each other. You need to be able to be honest, so when one of you inevitably does misunderstand something, you are able to talk about it and fix it without walking around for days, worrying about it. Be honest in your communication, and don’t be afraid of being direct.
Make your time together count
When you finally get to spend some time together, it is important that you make it count. This can be done by planning out the time you have together properly. Be sure that you both agree on how you want to spend your time. You don’t have to be doing something active every second of the day and making memories all the time. It’s important to find a good balance, so you don’t feel like you waste your time together completely, while you also should not feel like you have too many plans, and don’t have time to relax together.
It might seem like an impossible task, and a long-distance relationship sure is one of the bigger tests that a relationship can be exposed to. However, if you do manage to pull through, you have both proven that your love is strong.