Thursday, 31 March 2016

Making Long Distance Relationships Work


Long distance relationships can be crappy. Being away from the one you love for long periods of time  gets difficult. People doubt you, you doubt yourself, you doubt your partner. Which gets you where? Nowhere. Here are some things to consider when it comes to your long distance relationship.




Communication
Communication is key. And has happened to be my big downfall when it comes to being away from my partner. You have to talk to each other, be honest with your feelings - us women assume men know whats wrong, truth is, they are absolutely clueless. Talk to each other when things get tough, the silent treatment can be a slippery slope, and solves nothing. 

Respecting Each Others Space 
Respecting and understanding that your other half has their own life to lead away from you will make your relationship that much stronger. It is understandable that you want to hear from your loved one regularly, but they cannot be glued to their phones 24/7. They have other commitments, this doesn't mean you mean any less to them, its just simply that they are busy. 

Do Not Assume
Assumptions will cause you stress. To stress over things that you don't even know are true. If you want to know who he is with, what he is doing... ask. Don't sit there milling things over, thinking up every horrendous scenario possible. Simply ask them. It will save you a lot of worry, and also them from wondering what it is your upset about later on. 


Make Time For Each Other 
Make sure you still have time to enjoy each others company, even if they are miles away from you. Technology is a wonderful thing - take advantage of things like Skype and FaceTime. Make time for one another, plan a time for you both just to sit down and catch up, over the phone or via video chat - texting doesn't always cut it. Trust me. 

The Little Things 
Thoughtful little things can make being apart just that little less rubbish. Take advantage of not seeing each other everyday. Send letters to each other, there is nothing more romantic than a love letter appearing in the post. Go retro and stick an old fashioned stamp on an envelope. The simple little things remind them that you are thinking of them. Parcels are also fun to send - see my GirlFriend With-Drawal Survival Guide blog for some ideas.

These are just a few things I have learnt over the past two years, and I had to do it the hard way. I hope these little pieces of advice help. Hold on lovers! You're inching closer and closer to the light at the end of the tunnel! 

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2 comments:

  1. Very helpful post! Very honest and real, up front and I feel will really help people in long distance relationships. I will definitely be passing this own to those in long distance relationships. Great post!

    -Jay

    blissfulbeautybird.blogspot.com

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