Being in a long-distance relationship is a challenge, but it is definitely worthwhile if you are committed to developing your relationship. A long-distance relationship can either bring the two of you closer together or pull you further apart.
Whether you have been in a long-distance relationship for a while or recently started a long-distance relationship, here are some few tips to help you survive a long-distance relationship.
When you are in a long-distance relationship, it is important for both of you to know that you are equally committed to developing the relationship.
Why bother being in a long-distance relationship when one or both of you are not committed? You might as well just have it be a fling and then find someone locally.
So, the first precedent to surviving a long-distance relationship is to both be committed to maintaining and developing your relationship.
Spend some quality time talking with your partner about the commitment that you have in the relationship. It is important that both of you are on the same page when it comes to investing your time and energy into it.
It is all about effective communication and knowing that you are just as committed as your partner.
The sooner you are able to be on the same page, the sooner you will know if this relationship is worth your time and energy. Be open and make sure that you are on the same page when it comes to the level of commitment in the relationship.
Write it down
Surviving a long-distance relationship is definitely a challenge, but when you know what your partner plans on doing in developing your relationship, you will feel much more secure.
It is important for you and your partner to write down on a piece of paper the commitments that both of you plan on living out every single day in developing your relationship.
Take the time to visit
You may have a busy schedule with work, but when you are committed to developing your relationship, you will take the time to visit your partner.
You may have to do some planning around your schedule, but when you make the effort to visit, your partner not only feels important but you are able to physically spend quality time together to develop your connection.
And when you do visit your partner, make sure it is quality time. It is all about planning. When you visit your partner, spend time focusing on loving them. If you can help it, do not be on any business phone calls or dealing with work while you are there.
When it comes to surviving a long-distance relationship and growing the connection with your partner, you need to always be real. It is important to know who you are and express the real essence of you to your partner.
There is nothing wrong with having imperfections, we are only human. Make sure that you share with your partner all aspects of you, not just the good ones.
Being real and not playing any games will help you and your partner truly get to know each other.
This goes back to the first precedent of being committed. With commitment, you will need to also think long-term. Where do you see this relationship going in the long run? You will need to take some time to reflect on why you are in this relationship?
Some of us end up being in a relationship because we are lonely or just want to say that we are with someone. Make sure you are in your relationship for the right reasons.