Any couple in a long distance relationship will tell you that there are all sorts of complications that that go hand-in-hand with maintaining a healthy, satisfying and passionate love life. How do we keep the spark alive? Isn’t it lonely? What happens if we start to drift apart?
According to recent statistics, these are challenges faced by around 14 million US citizens. If you’re currently in a long distance relationship or are thinking of pursuing one, read on for our top tips on how to make your unconventional love affair work.
Write emails or letters
Writing isn’t for everyone, but when it comes to maintaining a thriving long distance relationship, a little written correspondence goes a long way. There’s nothing quite as exciting as opening your inbox or mailbox only to find a message or letter from your lover. Often, people are much better at expressing themselves in words, which makes writing to each other a great way of helping your relationship grow and evolve.
No matter how far away from each other you are, it’s absolutely essential to regularly hear the sound of each other’s voices. Whether you’re chatting about your days; having a full on deep and meaningful; or engaging in naughty talk, frequently speaking to each other immensely helps to build intimacy.
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Get snap happy
From day-to-day pictures to saucy snapshots, sending regular photographs is the ultimate way to keep each other updated. They also serve as a physical reminder of how much you love each other. With the new smartphone technology currently available, sending instant photo updates has never been easier.
Enjoy ‘you’ time
While you might be missing your other half like crazy, it’s still important to feel happy, comfortable and content with your own company. Rather than constantly pining for their presence why not try to get out and enjoy yourself? If you’re really feeling down, just think about the recent research published in the Journal of Communication, which testifies that absence really does make the heart grow stronger.
Make an effort
Most couples enjoy a daily routine of kisses, cuddles and little compliments. If you’re in a long distance relationship, however, these feel-good physical perks just aren’t possible. That’s why it’s important to always make an effort to let your partner know that you are thinking of them, missing them and can’t wait to see them again. Whether it’s a sweet goodnight text or a romantic delivery of roses, making your partner feel loved and appreciated is more important than ever.
So there you have it, five simple keys to achieving long distance relationship success. Good luck and good loving!