Long distance relationship could be tough and uninteresting sometimes. It could also be sweet and special. The most intriguing feelings in a long distance relationship may range from the longing to hold your partner, walking side by side to sharing sweet moments together. Unlike a short-distance relationship where there is a tendency of the relationship losing its savour because nothing just seems special anymore out of routine or sheer boredom. Highlighted below are ways you can add flavour to your long distance relationship.
See it as an Opportunity
Have you considered the emotional reason churches advise that courtship should not give room for visitation in private places? The reason is simple! If you want to live together, you first need to learn how to live apart. Once you see the relationship as an opportunity to test your gravity of your love while apart, it gets better and your bond becomes stronger.
Make Ground Rules and Abide by Them
Both parties need to discuss extensive on standards and expectation from their long distance relationship. In order words, have a template to work with. For example: Is it alright for either party to go on dates? What is your commitment level? Once you are open, it becomes interesting.
Ensure you have a set time for communication
It is a bad idea to be overly possessive and always wanting to communicate with the other person 24 hours a day. In that case, the feelings may lose its flavour. To keep the relationship going, remember that less is more. It is not about how many times you get in touch; it’s about teasing at the right moments and emotionally hitting the right notes.
Communicate Constructively and Creatively
Firstly, ensure you greet each other good morning and good night every day. Secondly always give detailed information about the recent happenings in your life to your partner, no matter how mundane or stale the information may be. Add flair to it, 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 special.
Avoid “Dangerous” Situations
If you know that staying out late at night will upset your partner, avoid it. When the situation warrants that you stay outside late, always tell the other party beforehand to reassure him of your safety. Don’t be careless about such matter to clear off any iota of worries or suspicion. Also avoid people of opposite sex, especially, if there are flirtatious encounters with them.
This is just a tip of the iceberg. by the time you are done with this informative write-up, you would sure know how to better manage your long distance relationship, if ever you find yourself in one. Keep in touch! More tips on this coming up soon!