Techniques for Spanning the Distance
Many of us have experienced the trials and tribulations of a long distance relationship. Some experiences can be quite grueling, while others seem to work out successfully. There are definitely methods of approach when trying to keep your “miles away” love affair alive. Many couples tend to give up after a certain period of time because of the “no see, no touch” factor, but there are ways to keep the spice alive in your relationship until your next rendezvous. Long distance relationships can last with effort, constant communication and expression. Take a look at these three tips for surviving a long distance duo and learn how to keep your love strong and honest as you go through this phase of your relationship.
Communication is Key
While most of us know that communication in relationships is imperative to keeping a long distance duo alive and healthy, many forget to use the many forms of technology we have at our fingertips. Think back to the time when couples in the war only had the means of telegraphs and written letters to communicate their heart-burning love for each other. Nowadays, we have cell phones, iPhones, Skype, Blackberrys, e-mail, instant messenger and more. So why are we lacking in the communication department? It just might be a lack of effort. When a couple is engaged in a long distance relationship scenario, these methods are truly important for the success of the relationship.
A simple morning e-mail can bring a smile to your loved one’s face, while a text late at night before bed can do wonders. Relationships have the ability to be even stronger these days as we have these advanced forms of communication. And folks, communication doesn’t just mean, “Oh the weather is hot over here and I am melting.” Communication in relationships of any kind is much more than simple one liners and light talk. Express your feelings about one another when possible and when you are thinking of your partner, SAY IT. Try not to hold back, as little words like “I miss you” can keep your relationship strong. Talk about your days and what you’re up to so neither of you feel left out of the picture.
Hello Mr. Mailman!
Send something in the mail to your loved one and keep the long distance relationship flourishing. There is nothing like receiving live mail these days and it almost feels like an honor that someone would make such an effort to do so. It is extremely easy to send e-cards and quick email hello’s, but imagine the facial expression on your mate as they open a letter or package from you. One can only imagine it will be a rather glowing smile. This can win you bonus points within your relationship and it does show you are making an effort to keep it strong. Send a letter, a care package with goodies inside, or even some photos of your experiences and adventures.
Express Yourself, Respect Yourself
By expressing how you feel about one another you will build a bond that will overcome any miles in between. The more you know how you value each other and are happy to have each other within each other’s lives, the more you will succeed at this rather difficult heart wrenching scenario. There is beauty in expression and the power it can possess within a loving long distance relationship can go sky high. If you are shy, step out of your comfort zone every now and then and say or write it if it feels more comfortable. After all, you decided to keep the relationship going because you cared enough to in the first place. Respect your own feelings by expressing them to your partner across seas or cities and keep the love alive!