6 Tips to Maintain a Long Distance Relationship

1. Effective Communication is Key

If you want to maintain a long distance relationship make sure you communicate properly with your partner. Greet each other “good morning” and “good night” every day and make out time to talk everyday.

Keep them updated on happenings around you during the day unless the activity you are involved with cannot permit you to do so. This keeps the presence of each other intact and not totally absent. This is key in making your partner know that you are really involved with them.

If you want to up your game you can send each other pictures, audio clips and short videos from time to time. By putting in this kind of effort, you make the other person feel loved and attended to. They will not get to feel your absence that much.

Being able to tell the other person how you felt throughout the day might sound a little cliche, but it is the best you could do. But yes, don’t force them into knowing EVERYTHING. But make sure to share almost all your daily experiences with them.

2. Do Things Together.

On days you guys are not both engaged with work try to do similar things. If the week is loaded with work you guys can make out time to do similar things on week ends. Recommend books, TV shows, movies, music, news and etc. to each other.

When you read, watch and listen to the same things, you get to have more topics in common to talk about. This is a good to create some shared experiences even though you are living apart. When you guys have shared experience the connection will be great.

Connection is the glue that holds relationships together once its lost them the vibes starts to slow. But once your partner can relate with almost everything then the relationship will have a great bond.

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3. Dirty Talk helps

When a relationship has known sex before and suddenly it stops due to distance it can get rocky for both partners. This is why you guys have to talk dirty at times to calm the sexual tension in the relationship.

Sexual tension is undoubtedly one of the most important things between couples. Sexual desire is like a bond that keeps both parties from getting intimate with another person. Some people will still love you but will need sexual satisfation if denied for too long.

Keep the communication steamy with pictures and video calls. This will help calm the sexual tension your partner might be experiencing.

4. Be Truthful and Honest

This is very crucial in a long distance relationship, if your partner feels that your dishonest then you guys will start having trust issues. This can lead to the assumption of cheating. Talk about your feelings of fear, insecurity, jealousy, apathy, whatsoever.

If you try to hide your feeling from your partner it can start eating you up and one day you will spill over beyond control so the earlier you start making your feeling known to your partner the better you guys starts cementing the relationship.

Don’t try to deal with things all by yourself. Be open and honest with each other. Let your partner help you and give you the support you need. it’s better to look at the problem during its initial stage than to only disclose it when it’s all too late.

Know Each Other’s Schedules.

Let your partner know when your schedules changes. Inform them about the the changes in detail so they will not feel you are giving excuses. It’s helpful to know when the other person is busy and when he/she is free

So that you will know when to call your partner. If you do not know your partners schedule this can lead to you calling them at odd hours. Dropping calls or needing attention when they are in meetings will not be a good idea.

It is also key to know the minor and major events going on or about to go on in their lives so as to see a way you can make impact, maybe helping out plan the event or sending a gift will help keep the relationship going.

Send Gifts Randomly

You can surprise your partner with gifts from time to time. Gifts are a way to show your partner appreciation and let them know that you value them. You can drop in the store and send them a gift you know they will love.

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Visit Each Other 

Plan interchangeable visits. One month should be his turn while the next is her turn. Make this a trafition as long time absence and losss of physical contact can be dead end for relationships. Any month when you can’t make it make sure to spend a longer time the next time you will make it.

This is all about love and staying way from each other for a long time is a very bad idea. A time will come when the calls and texts will get boring only physical presence can re ignite the spark,

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