How to Survive a Long Distance Relationship Tips

6Whether your partner is in the just in the next state, next country or some continent far away, maintaining a long distance relationship is truly challenging, and it takes some unique skills and dedication to make it work…

The dedication part is up to you, but in this article I will share some tips/advice on how to make your long distance relationship work.

Tip 1: Decide to be committed- Long distance relationships require a huge time commitment. Just think of all the time you’ll spend making and receiving phone calls, composing and sending SMS, MMS, emails and even letters, and you’ll begin to understand just how much time you’ll need to commit. Not to talk of the time you’ll spend travelling to see your lover. Time commitment is the life blood of a long distance relationship, and once you have decided that you truly love and want to be with this other person then you need to commit time to the relationship.

Tip 2: Decide to trust and to be trustworthy – Nothing rocks the foundation of a long distance relationship more than the fear or suspicion of infidelity. Watch what you do and who you hang out with, you don’t want your partner hearing negative rumours about you. Be as open as possible and to your partner. You also need to trust that your partner is being faithful, as unnecessary suspicion and questioning would drive your partner away from you. Trust is the bedrock of any relationship especially a long distance relationship.

Tip 3: Decide on a Plan – What’s your relationship all about? Is it just for now, or do you want it to last forever. If you are in it for the long run, then it can’t be perpetually long distance. Both of you need to decide if you truly want to be together and work on a plan of living in the same region. No need to rush, but there should be a plan, and you need to discuss it and modify it regularly.

Tip 4: Decide to be Creative – Long distance relationships tend to get boring with time and that’s when distractions and doubts begin to set in. For your relationship to survive, you need to find creative ways to keep the fire burning…