Do not rely on technology
Despite the fact that internet and video calls are great at bridging the gap between you and your partner, it is not enough because humans need something physical. You should never underestimate the power of gifting something tangible that could immediately remind them of you. It could be a perfume you always wear, a shirt you wear that your partner adores, or anything special to the both of you. During the tough times that you 2 long to be together, these items with special meaning or sentimental value will make you feel better.
Be interested in your partner’s life, but don’t be intrusiveWhen checking up on your partner, it means that you want to see if they are doing what they are supposed to be doing or not doing what they’re not supposed to be doing. While checking in on your partner, on the other hand, means that you want to see if they are okay. Your partner will pick up on whether you have a problem trusting that they will stay faithful to you or whether you are genuinely just curious about their life. So be aware of how you word your questions about their life over there
Focus on the quality of communication, not the quantityCommunication means more than just talking, it means being able to connect with each other. You should figure out whether you need to talk less or more often. The both of you should talk because you want to, not because you feel like you have to. Everyone should feel free to switch up the communication frequency but make sure that you stick to the schedule you and your love have agreed to.
Keep in mind that your partner isn’t perfectWhen there’s limited interaction and physical communication, it’s easier to idealize your partner. When that happens, once you 2 are reunited, you’re likely to feel disappointed with how flawed your partner actually is. There are some couples in long-distance relationships break up after being reunited because they think their partners are demanding or expecting too much. You're advisable to keep in mind that your partner is just a human being with flaws if you want to avoid breakups.
See and make use of the benefits of living apartWhen two people are away from each other, it doesn't have to be seen as something bad. Reframing your mind to look at the benefits of living apart can make a long-distance relationship carry equal or even more trust and satisfaction than when couples are physically close. You can try to take advantage of the time being geographically separated to do activities your partner is not interested in or physically allergic to.
Ensure the distance is temporaryThis is considered to be very important in a relationship, setting an end date for when the relationship doesn’t have to be long-distance anymore so that you both can have something to look forward to. But having a date set in stone may not be practical for everyone. Both of you should have a chance to change just in case and talk about who’s going to make the move. You also shouldn’t forget to consider the costs of moving and the sacrifices you’ll make when one or both of you move away to a different place.
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