These days it is becoming more and more common for people to have long-distance relationships. With e-mail, chat rooms, mobile phones, Skype, and all sorts of other digital tools at our disposal it is easier than ever to stay in contact with our partner even when they are on the other side of the country. Here are some tips on how to survive and flourish in a long-distance relationship.
The first thing that you should do is to really sit down and discuss things. You both need to be willing to commit to your relationship if you wanted to work. If you don't really talk about things and you go into it half-heartedly then it is likely that things are going to break down and someone will end up getting hurt.
Set a date for the next time that you are going to meet up with your partner. If you know exactly when you are going to meet them then it is going to make the time between your next rendezvous more bearable. It will also help to build up the excitement knowing that you will be seeing them at the weekend for several days.
Always try to have at least some form of contact each and every day of the week. Even if it just means sending a few texts back and forward, you will still be having a personal contact with them. It is certainly good idea to let your partner know that you are thinking of them even when you are not with them.
Every so often try to go that extra mile. Write a letter to send to her or send her a card instead. You may even want to consider purchasing her a gift and sending it in the post. Write some really touching and intimate words that are going to make her heart melt. This is a great way of keeping some of the romance alive even when you are not in direct contact.
If you can you should also try to actually talk to your partner every single day for a least a few minutes. As mentioned, it is always a good idea to have some form of contact each day. The best form of contact that you will have available will be talking to them directly. Find out how their day has gone and how they are feeling. These days you can also use such things as Instant Messenger or Skype. Using Skype will even allow you to see their face when you chat, making everything more bearable.
Surprise them as often as you possibly can. If you know that they are going to be having a quiet weekend in then it might be a good idea for you to pretend that you have to work and then turn up at their door anyway. There are going to see this as a very romantic gesture and will be absolutely delighted to see you.
All in all, remember that absence makes the heart grow fonder. As long as you are always in each other's thoughts then every time you see each other it is going to be just that little bit more special.