Absence makes the heart grow fonder, but it can’t be fun if distance makes a relationship stale.
Distance in a relationship is not easy to cope with. Once there is love between both of you, the barriers of distance can be properly managed.
Tips on coping with a long-distance Relationships
1. Embrace Technology
In long-distance relationships, the need for communication cannot be overstated. Technology has made it a lot easier to bridge the distance gap through different media platforms where you can chat, make videos, and share them at any time.
2. Talk on Phone
Don’t be too busy to forget about picking up calls. If you are too busy, schedule a more convenient time to talk on the phone from time to time.
It may be tempting to spend the entire day texting and not picking up the phone, but don’t fall into that trap. Always create time to have in-depth conversations where you can hear each other’s voices or see one another’s face
3. Attend Dates
After some time in a long-distance relationship, there is that longing to see your partner and be together with them. Set a date that works for you both to see and do something fun to make up for lost time apart. Go for dinner dates, games, walks in the park, shopping, cooking together or any other fun activity as your budget permits.
4. Show Commitment
Be ready to be committed and plan to stay committed to your relationship to avoid wasting time playing games with each other’s feelings. This works for all relationships.
5. Earn each other’s trust
Build trust and confidence in your partner, lack of trust leads to insecurity in your relationship. This may result in suspicions and problems that lead to unnecessary tension as one partner begins to check on the other way too much.
6. Set Boundaries
Your partner should be aware of things that make you feel threatened, uncomfortable, and insecure in the relationship. Set some rules and boundaries and be strict about keeping them.
In any relationship, there are times when doubts, insecurities, and jealousy slowly creep in. This is very common in long-distance relationships due to the distance barrier. It is recommended that you try as much as possible to give verbal assurances to one another, and remind each other of how special and loved they are to you. This helps kill any atom of doubt or fear.