by SARA STARKMAN
Long distance relationships are indisputably difficult, but nowadays especially, there are various methods to ease the strains. Stay connected, and more in love than ever, with these quick tips and tricks.
Make Sure There is an End in Sight
This may sound obvious, but sometimes (mostly when deliriously in love) people decide to engage in a long distance relationship without a surefire light at the end of the tunnel. Not knowing what you’re waiting for makes it harder to wait.
“Bless the person who invented Skype. Hearing a voice is one thing, but actually seeing my love and engaging in a conversation as if he were in the same room as me, makes a massive difference.” – Sara, 24.
Get BBM or What’s APP
A calling plan may be slightly too expensive, but these simple texting plans allow you to engage with your beau at any time of day (which is important for time differences). You can even send photos and voice notes (and literally whisper sweet nothings to one another).
Don’t Be Afraid to Send Photos and Videos
It may feel weird or narcissistic to take photos of yourself, or talk to no one in a video camera, but it’s important to make sure your other half doesn’t forget just how sexy you are!
Send a Package
As much as virtual connections are important to maintain; sending something tangible is vital as well. It oozes with thoughtfulness, and livens the duration in between your visits.
Save Your Pennies
If you’re invested in a long distance relationship, you want to lessen the time apart as much as possible. Saving all of your pennies for visits abroad will not only strengthen your relationship, but show your dedication.
Spend Quality Time
“Make the most out of the time you have together. Don’t bicker over the small things because they will seem so trivial when you’re apart”. – Laila, 24.
If you’ve chosen to brave the battlefield of long distance relationships, you must think positively. There will certainly be times of upset and heartache, but sustaining an optimistic outlook on the situation will make things easier for you, your partner, and your relationship as a whole.
Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder
Keeping the spark alive isn’t always the easiest feat. The silver lining with long distance relationships is that, although the time in between can get old, every reunion is fresh and lustful!
Make Sure You’re In Sync
Long distance relationships are hard work, but they’re considerably harder if only one person is working to keep things afloat. If this is something you both want badly enough, you will make the necessary compromises, keeping things as stress-free as possible.