Surviving A Long Distance Relationship

According to an old saying, ‘absence makes the heart grow fonder’. This is probably the last thing on your mind when you’re missing your other half. However, long distance relationships can work and sometimes can make the relationship even stronger than it was before. Here are some tips and advice on how to make a long distance relationship work.

The key to a successful long distance relationship is communication.

Keep communicating and stay in touch regularly, everyday if possible. Luckily the technology that is available to us today can make staying in touch easier and cheaper than it was even as little as ten years ago. Even emailing is pretty old school now as a main communication tool. You can IM, Tweet, Facebook, Skype, send pictures, send videos and many, many moreIf you’re feeling particularly romantic you can keep in touch also by letters and send little gifts in the post. They can be cute or sexy, or a bit of both (wink!). Technology can also help you indulge in shared online and offline activities. You can game online together, as in Second Life, or watch the same movie at the same time like you would together. This can make you feel close to each other as you are sharing the same experiences at the same time.

Remember to talk about the future and try and visit each other as often as possible. This will keep the romance alive. And when you are feeling down that your currently in a long distance relationship, bear in mind that there are benefits to be had from the situation. You learn to appreciate each other and not take each other for granted, you develop a strong sense of trust and a special bond– more than if you lived together under the same roof and the longing for physical intimacy can make the reunion explosive!

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