Staying Connected During a Long Distance Relationship
Kasha Thompson @kayslay_allday
Any relationship requires works but long-distance relationships often demand special attention. Long distance relationship requires communication, trust, and self-awareness. If you find yourself in a distance relationship here are some tips to bridge the distance gap.
You should set the expectations earlier. How frequently will you communicate? What are your thoughts on text message verses actually calls? How often will you see one another in person? By setting these expectations earlier you ensure that you and your mate are on the same page and that your relationship requirements are being met. Setting expectations is step one the next step is to follow through. You can set goals but if one or both of you don’t follow through issues are bound to appear.
Communication should be consistent and engaging. Because you don’t have the luxury of seeing one another every day you have to make the most out of these conversations. Sure, feel free to tell him all about the annoying know it all co-worker but you should also find ways to make your conversations creative. Feel free to send pictures, funny memes, or short personal videos as a way to stay connected.
Don’t be afraid to let your freak flag fly. Sometimes you need to let your partner know just how much you miss them. A spicy late-night conversation can help to tide you over until the next time you get to be close. Intimacy is important in any healthy relationship and sexy time conversations help to bridge the connection between you and your partner even when you are far apart. Check your comfort level and then go for it. It could be a racy text, a sexy strip tease video, or an intimate facetime.
Just because you’re not in the same room it doesn’t mean you can’t do things together. Pick a movie or television series that you can binge watch and discuss. Synchronize your watches so that you can view at the same time or use apps like Netflix Party of Kast that allow you to have a shared viewing experience. Play games, online gaming is a fun and interactive way for you to link up and who doesn’t like a little trash talk.
Send your love in the mail. In the age of digital communication there is still something special about receiving a letter or care package. Love letters are a romantic and personal way to keep in touch. You could also create a gift basket of their favorite things. Send your girl a spa basket with bath salts and bombs, if your partner is into coffee mail them a variety pack with a special mug and flavored sugars. There is no limitation, you can get as creative as you want. Who doesn’t like receiving a unexpected gift in the mail?
Whether your long-distance relationship is one city away, several states away, or an entire country away the tips above are just a few things you can do to ensure that your relationship thrives.