Many people believe that long distance relationships are never going to work out. I actually believed that before.
Someone says that it’s not going to be easy. Things could get complicated, and you could get sad and lonely, especially if you have misunderstandings.
BUT I think, the extra distance also makes the simplest things the sweetest, isn’t it?
While long-distance relationships can be challenging, I have here six tips that will ensure yours is as healthy and successful as possible.
1. Use technology
There are smartphone apps that allow long-distance couples to share photos, videos, send voice messages, and more. You may have to schedule when do you prefer. You may also set yourself up for disagreements if you don’t work it out ahead of time.
2. Trust Each Other
Talk about your feelings of fear, insecurity, jealousy, or whatsoever. If you try to hide anything from her/him, that secret will sooner or later swallow you up from inside out. It’s better to look at the problem during its initial stage than to only disclose it when it’s all too late.
And for me, if he trusts me enough, I don’t need to let him access my personal things such as facebook, kakaotalk, viber, or etc. There are also things that need to have privacy. And not all times, you have to tell her/him. Just trust each other!
If you don’t trust him or know you have jealous tendencies, you might want to reconsider if a LDR is really right for you.
3. Stay positive
“Yes We Can!”
4. Enjoy your alone time and your time with your friends and family
You don’t have to let your world revolve around her/him — you still have yourself, your friends and your family. You should take this time apart to do more with your friends and family.
5. Sense of humour/ humor
That’s an important thing to have because when you get into an argument, one of the best ways to diffuse it is to be funny. It’s another way to calm each other. I’d rather have a conversation that was a discussion, rather than an argument.
6. Do similar things
Suggest stories , movies, TV shows, music, trending topics, favorite actors and etc. to each other. When you listen, read, and watch to the same things, you get to have more topics in common to talk about. This is a good to create some shared experiences even though you are not living together.
What have you learned about long distance relationships?