A lot of people believe that a long distance relationship can never work out. This sounds a bit discouraging!
The reality is; it can work out very well but only if you set up the right measures on how to maintain your relationship.
This kind of relationship is not meant to be that easy; but it’s hard for a reason because it teaches you on how to be patient. As the saying goes; ’Good things come to those who wait’, Right!:-)
Here are some of the tips on how to maintain long distance relationship.
- Have A Plan In Mind
When you are in a long distance relationship, you need to be open with each other. Discuss openly about the future plans of your relationship.
Being uncertain about where the relationship is heading is not a good thing because it would be a waste of your time to keep waiting for someone who might be having other plans.
Of course, when it is a new relationship, then you just need to enjoy the moment, get to know each other better and have fun.
But once it starts to get serious, then ask if they want to be with you forever, and also for how long they would want to continue with this long distance relationship.
This will not only save you from a lot of surprises and heart breaks but will also give you hope.
- Trust Each Other
I guarantee you that if there is no trust in any type of relationship, it can never work.
Learn to trust each other. For instance, if your partner tells you that they are going to be busy at a certain time, take their word.
Also, try to match your words with actions to avoid giving your partner benefits of doubt for example if you say you will call them in an hour, do it and in case something comes up and you cannot call, then text and let them know.
Be reliable and respectful to avoid your partner having doubts and fears about the relationship.
- Be Open & Honest
Be open and honest with your partner always about how you feel and also about the things that bother you in the relationship.
A long distance relationship is not meant for everyone, therefore, if you cannot manage it, be honest and tell your partner before things get more serious because it would be unfair to keep someone in a relationship that you know will not work out.
It’s always much easier to solve issues during the initial stages than when it’s too late.
- Communicate Regularly
Dedicate time to talk regularly to your partner, this will show them that you care even at a distance.
Schedule time that’s convenient for you both in order to avoid interruptions, and also choose a communication method that is comfortable for you both for example skype, what’s up, tango etc.
- Visit Each Other
Take time visit each other whenever you get the opportunity. Nothing could ever take the place of seeing someone.
This will strengthen the love that you share and will also help you to realise that your relationship is real and not just an illusion.
Note: Long distance relationships require a lot of work, but if you are willing to make a few sacrifices to keep your love intact, then distance will not stand in the way of your happiness.
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By Sharon KN