How to make a long distance relationship work ?
Relationships are difficult.
Imagine how difficult can it be when you have 500 miles separating you from your loved one.
A lot of people have tried and failed to keep a long distance relationship. Sometimes the couple dates for a while and then one of them has to move. In other cases they happen to met online and pursue a relationship. Either way, it is not easy to mantain it.
It is hard, but not impossible. There are some couples who have succeeded through hard work.
What is their secret?
There are a few of them.
The first rule is to make a plan when you are going to see each other and stick to it. Many long distance couples agree that the key is in drawing the line of how often do you see each other. For example once a month or once every two weeks and honour it no matter how hard it is or how tired you are.
Once you do meet up, use your time wisely. Enjoy every second of it!
Step two: Write letters. Spending all that time behind a keyboard, tiping e-mails or skyping can be exhausting and suck the romance out of a relationship. Is there anything better than suprising your significant other with a love letter, or maybe a poem they can hold on to and keep forever?
One more important thing, possibly the most important thing in a relationship is communication. Tell your partner everything about yourself, every small detail of your day. That way they can feel as if they were there and lived through it with you. If you are feeling creative you can even videotape your daily activities or take a photo and send them to your partner.
Do not listen to other people. They will tell you long distance relationship never work and that it is impossible, but everyone has a different experience. Just because it did not work for them does not mean it will not work for you.
One of the most notable things you should remember is that just because you are not in the same city does not mean you cannot do things together. Watch a favorite TV show together while chatting about it or drink coffee together over skype, there is always something you can do. When there is a will there is a way.
To conclude, the most important rule is to stay positive. Remember when you love each other it will all be worth it in the end.