The Difficulty of Long-Distance Relationships
Long-distance relationships are not easy, in fact, many people believe that maintaining long-distance relationships are a waste of time. Your friends and family may discourage you from getting into one and if you do, they may not be as supportive as you would like. A lot of this discouragement actually has nothing to do with you and your relationship; more of than not, it will other people projecting their ideals onto you and your partner.
Very rarely will you meet someone who will tell you that long-distance relationships are easy. There are many challenges that come with being so far apart from your lover, however, with the right mindset, you and your partner will be able to get through it. That being said, it’s important that you understand the issues that you will have to overcome. For instance, doing things like holding your partner’s hand, spending time with them, and enjoying physical intimacy won’t be experiences that you’ll have an abundance of. While you may find these things easy to go without for short periods of time, eventually, you’ll be able to crave them; this is why long-term relationships tend to lead to people seeking emotional and physical intimacy with other people. Today, we’re going to share some tips with you that will give your relationship the best possible chance of survival.
5 Ways to Maintain a Long-Distance Relationship
1. Ensure That it’s Short-Term
If you want you and your partner to lie together, you need to learn how to live apart. View the long-distance relationship as a learning journey for both of you. See it as a test of love for each other and how you can cope without your partner beside you. Real love should not be afraid of the trial of love. Instead of thinking that the long-distance relationship is pulling both of you apart, you should have the trust that through this experience, the two of you will be bound together even stronger.
2. Create Ground Rules
Creating ground rules is something that should apply to any kind of relationship. Whenever you start a new relationship, there should be a set of rules that you and your partner agree upon. No two relationships are the same because people have different boundaries regarding what they will and will not accept.
3. Communicate Frequently and Creatively
Due to the fact that you and your partner are spending most of your time apart, it’s important that you speak with one another as often as you can. Texting your partner, ‘Good morning, good evening, or good night,’ is a great way of letting them know that you’re thinking about them. Thanks to modern technology, you can share pictures, audio, and videos with your partner which can bring you closer together.
While it’s important that you and your partner stay in touch, try not to become overbearing. You don’t have to message each other every hour as it can be very draining to you both, it may even further highlight the fact that you are your partner are living worlds apart.
4. Make Time for Each Other
Even though you are in a long-distance relationship, it’s important that you and your partner meet up from time-to-time. If you only communicate over the phone or via text, eventually, it could lead to you not feeling as though what you have is real. While we believe that relationships go far beyond the physical experience, we can’t say that it doesn’t play a role. Being touched, hugged, and kissed go a long way in allowing a couple to express how they feel about one another. So, if you never make time to meet up you will miss out on experiencing things like this with the person you love.
5. Be Open and Honest with Your Partner
Don’t be afraid to talk about your emotions of fears, insecurities, and concerns with your partner. In any relationship it’s never a good idea to hide things from your partner, however, in long-term relationships, this is one of the worst things you can do. Hiding the truth from your partner can lead to a loss of trust, especially if your partner is able to uncover the truth from other sources. While whatever it is that you are hiding may not seem like a big deal, telling your partner about it will always be the best course of action.
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