As you board your plane, the thought of being away from your significant other gives you anxiety. On the one hand, this job opportunity is perfect for you, but on the other, you know that long-distance relationships are difficult.
Great news! Recent studies show that long-distance relationships have a 58% success rate! So making this work might prove easier than you thought!
We all know that long distance relationship communication is a huge part of the equation, but what else can you do?
We’re here to help keep your relationship alive no matter how many miles separate you from your lover! Keep reading to learn our top tips for better communication and fun things to do while you are in a long-distance relationship.
1. Hidden Long-Distance Love Gifts
A cute thing to do for your loved one when you are the one leaving is to get several small love gifts and hide them in separate places around your home. Try to find places that they will not find the trinkets on accident.
Now and then, during your absence, tell your significant other where to find one of the gifts. A great time to do this is if you notice that they miss you or when you feel like there’s a strain in the relationship.
Resist the urge to give your lover every gift during the first few days. Try to space them out so there will be little love gifts to give the whole time you are away!
2. Don’t Over-Do the Long Distance Relationship Communication
It sounds nice to call each other every night before bed, but that isn’t practical. Spending all your free time on the phone will get boring, fast!
Also, by reducing the times you talk to each other, the more you and your significant other will value every single conversation!
Instead of texting all day and calling at night, try only calling every other day or when you have something important to say that you can’t say by text. Or, try to only text time-sensitive stuff and save up everything else you want to say until you call later that day. Keep a little note pad so you can write down things you want to say so you don’t forget them when you do speak to your lover.
3. Write Love Letters
Talking on the phone is great because you can have an instant back and forth conversation. But, there is something special about receiving a love letter from your significant other while they (or you) are away. It’s something you can pull out whenever you miss your lover and remember their love for you in their own words!
It doesn’t even have to be handwritten! You can type up your feelings for your loved one, spritz the paper with your favorite perfume or cologne and send your love to your significant other.
If you fear that your letter won’t get to your significant other, try sending a letter online! It’s a new kind of service that allows you to send and track your certified letter online at any time, and you’ll never need to set foot in a post office!
4. Live Your Own Life
Don’t obsess over your significant other during the separation. This will only make you stressed and depressed and put more unnecessary pressure on your relationship.
You wouldn’t spend every waking moment with your lover if they were close by, so why would you spend all your time moping about missing them while they’re away?
Instead of sitting at home, feeling sorry for yourself, go out and enjoy your life! The more you get out and do things, the more you will have to talk about the next time you speak to your loved one!
5. Little Ways to Show You Think About Them
Doing little things to show your significant other that you are thinking about them make a difference in a long-distance relationship. Send them flowers, or pack a special note in their suitcase, whatever reminds them that you love them while they are away!
Using a long-distance touch lamp is a creative way to show when you are thinking about your loved one. A touch of the lamp changes the color of your lamp as well as the one your loved one has with them, no matter how far away they are!
Don’t tap the lamp and wait around for an answer, it’s not a phone call after all! But tap the lamp when you are thinking about them and notice when your lamp changes because they are thinking about you!
6. Video Chat for Your “Romantic” Moments
Ok, we’re all adults here and adults need a little “adult time” now and then. There’s no reason why you and your significant other can’t share a romantic bedroom moment during your separation!
Using a webcam or camera phone to video chat is a great way to feel connected to your loved one while you enjoy a little physical pleasure!
To make things a bit spicier, go shopping for bedroom toys together before you (or they) leave. Then, break out the toys and go to town while you look into your lover’s eyes!
Distance Means Very Little When Someone Means so Much
No matter how far you (or your loved one) goes and no matter how long you will be apart, the love you share is worth a bit of effort! Yes, long distance relationship communication is very tricky, but it won’t be this way forever!
When things get hard and you think about quitting, try to think about the last time you saw each other in the flesh. Don’t let a little distance stand in the way of being with your soulmate!
We hope you enjoyed reading this article and that it helps you with your long-distance relationship hiccups. To read more life tips, tricks, and awesome product recommendations to make your life better, check out the rest of our blog posts today!