Count yourself lucky if you have your significant other by your side most of the time. But if you’re like me who’s boyfriend is miles away, it can get pretty tough not being able able to see him. I’ve made a list on how you can deal with having a long distance relationship:
It takes an immense amount of trust to be in a relationship where you’re miles apart. You have to be honest to each other on everything that you do to avoid jealousy. You just need to trust each other cos I think that’s the most important part of being in an LDR.
When you’re miles apart, you can only count on communication to stay connected to each other. I highly recommend the app called Couple. It is what we use. It has so many great features. You can chat there, share photos and you can edit them with built in filters, send voice mails, send drawings where you can draw it on that app, you’ll know what time is it there in his place and you’ll even know where he is. My favorite feature is the live sketch where you can draw together in real time and the thumb kiss where if you’ll touch the screen, you can see your thumb print there and if he puts his thumb where your thumb print is, both of your phones will vibrate.
Any app will do though just as long as you are able to communicate with each other.
Make sure you get to have Skype dates as often as you can. It’s nice to see your SO live on cam and just talking to him. You can even sleep together and wake up together. Simple moments like that can really make a difference considering you don’t see each other all the time. You don’t always have to do this inside the house. You can both take a walk together while talking to him on Skype or do other activities.
You can both watch movies together even if you’re on the other side of the world. You can play movies at the same time and be on a Skype call. It feels like you’re really watching together when you can see each others reactions and hear their side comments.
I wonder why people still underestimate the authenticity of long distance relationships. I fell in love with his soul before I could even touch his skin. If that isn’t true love, then please tell me what is.
Surprise him with a playlist that you made, send photos of your whereabouts, recommend music for him that you like, let him be there on Skype when you’re hanging out with family or friends. It would feel like he’s there too and he can join in the conversation.
KNOW EACH OTHER’S SCHEDULES
You don’t want to disturb him when he’s asleep or at work or school. Knowing each other’s schedules lets you keep track when he’ll be busy or free. You should know that he has another life outside your relationship. You don’t always have to video call all the time.
GIVE SOMETHING SPECIAL
It’s nice if you have something to hold on to like a t shirt of him, or maybe a teddy bear or a pillow. Surprise each other by sending things that mean to you. You can even send letters along with it.
Being far away is hard enough. Set a date on when you will meet each other. Patience is crucial. If you met each other online and in two different continents that it might sound impossible to meet each other, just be positive. You’ll never know. There’s always a way when it comes to love especially when the two of you are both willing to make it work. There will come a time where you can meet each other.
Have you ever been in an LDR? How did you cope with it?