Long Distance Relationship 101: Make it work! @homelifeabroad.com

You feel that you finally found the guy of your dreams and even a psychic you trust can see him in your future. But the problem is that you live far from each other. Well, there are couples who survived a long distance relationship, so you can also do the same. It may be more challenging, but it’s possible. Here are some tips on how to make this happen.

Commit Yourself

This is the first and most important thing that you should do. Ask yourself if you’re ready to commit yourself to this relationship. Every relationship requires hard work. But being far away from each other requires more effort. If you don’t think you’re ready to face these challenges, this may not be for you. However, if you are ready to commit yourself to the relationship, the other person should also do the same. This requires commitment and loyalty on both parties.

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Be Honest and Open

Be yourself. Let your partner know what you truly think and feel. There are times that you may get angry or frustrated. Say it so it wouldn’t build up. Suppressing your feelings could affect the relationship. Remember that it’s not always a walk in the park. Even couples who are not in a long distance relationship experience this. It’s normal to have down moments. What’s important is that you talk about it and that you do your best to fix it as soon as possible.

Communicate Regularly

With the advancement of technology, it’s now easier and cheaper to communicate with each other. It doesn’t always have to be hours of conversation. If your schedule permits it, do so. But if not, do a quick text, chat or e-mail. Update each other on what’s happening in your life. Simple things like what you did at work or what you ate for lunch, as long as you keep the communication alive. This would help bridge the gap of not being able to see each other every day.

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Keep Yourself Busy

This doesn’t mean that you keep yourself too busy to the point that you can’t give your partner quality time. What it means is that you should have other things to do to occupy your time when you and your partner are not talking. This is to lessen the loneliness that you feel. Let’s face it, it’s not all the time that both of you will be available to talk or chat. You should be doing other things that you enjoy when your boyfriend is not available for some reason. If something comes up and you know that you can’t really talk to him as much as you want to, let him know so he would understand.

Visit Each Other

If the time and budget allow, see to it that you see each other when you can. Being together in person is still different, even if you’re communicating to each other regularly. Save together so at least one person can visit the other. There’s always a way if you really want to.

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Have Surprises

Surprises make relationships more exciting. Send him a surprise gift of something that he really wants. There are several online shops that offer delivery in any part of the world. It doesn’t even have to be a material thing. Write a poem, create a photo collage or make a video showing your love story. It feels good to get these unexpected gifts every now and then.

Plan for the Future Together

If you really see each other being together in the future, make plans together. This would give you encouragement knowing that you will not be apart forever.

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Making a long distance relationship work may not be easy, but it’s all worth it if you and your partner really love each other.

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