In an earlier post, you have been able to see 5 solid tips to keep the bond alive when in a long distance relationship. We have established that a long distance relationship doesn’t spell doom. Instead, it shows a time to live apart while being together. Today, we would delve into more tips to keep the feelings burning even in a long distance relationship.
While Apart, Do things Together
Here is where you have to find out what the other person loves. Hence, it becomes interesting doing them together; play games, listen to interesting political or entertainment news, watch TV shows, do video calls, buy each other gifts etc. In fact, you both should do fun things together and ensure it is creative and new every day.
Share experiences and have things in common to talk about, make recommendations to the other party about books you have read in the past, your favourite TV shows, movies, news and so on. When you do these, the feelings get heightened and you begin to have a mindset towards the same things.
Visit Each Other
Visits are usually the best parts of a long distance relationship because it will give room for a face to face conversation, and allow you to truly feel how much you have missed the other party. Schedule time to pay each other a visit. Surprise visits won’t also be a bad idea when every form of communication is active.
Have an End Goal in Mind and Work Towards it
What do you both want to achieve at the end of the day?How long are you both going to be apart? What are the plans you are both making for your future? These are the questions you two need to ask yourselves. Truth be told, no couple can be apart forever. Eventually, we all need to settle down. Hence, make a plan with each other. Draw up a timeline, marking down the estimated times apart and times together, and draw an end goal. It is important that you two are on the same page and have the same goals. So that even if you are not living in the same space and the same timezone, both of you are still working together in the same direction, towards similar future with the same goal in mind.
Enjoy Time With Friends and Family
You are alone but you are not lonely. Unless you choose to feel like it. You don’t have to let your world revolve around your partner — you still have you, your friends and your family. Take this time apart to do more with your friends and family. Go to the gym more often. Get a new hobby. Practice a new sport. There are plenty of things to do that necessarily do not involve your partner.
We would bring you the last tips on how to enjoy your long distance relationship in our next write up. Until then, keep the comments coming!