Anyone who has ever been in a long-distance relationship before knows it comes with its own set of unique difficulties and obstacles. While most couples who have the luxury of seeing each other throughout the week, that’s not always the case for others.
Whether you’re cities, states or even countries apart, long-distance relationships require some creativity and planning in order to keep that spark alive and burning.
We’ve rounded up some tips for all the long-distance lovers out there.
Don’t Leave The Phone Unanswered
Communication is key when you’re far apart. Whether you’re talking about your day or just making each other laugh, hearing your significant other’s voice is always a nice treat.
Video Calls Are Life Savers
From eating dinner to wine tasting over FaceTime, Skype, Whatsapp, Facebook, Zoom, Hangout, or any other platform that allows video, quality time is essential even if it’s done virtually. Luckily, we’re in the age of the wifi so video chatting with your loved one is a lot easier than ever. Plus, there’s nothing quite like seeing your special one’s face when you’re missing them.
Don’t Forget The Good Morning/Night Texts
Remembering little things like this goes further than you think.
Create A Playlist
Serenade them to the tune of their favorite song by creating a playlist on Spotify, burning a CD or even taking it back with a good ol’ mixtape.
Sexy And Dirty Works
Although you may not be able to be intimate in real life regularly, you can find other ways to keep each other entertained. Plus, it’ll help build up anticipation until you two see each once more.
Start A Couple’s Journal
You can pick one out that already has prompts or be creative and come up with your own.
Ensure To Visit One Another
It’ll be a good change of pace and scenery outside of the everyday norm. Plus, it means you both put in equal effort and no one is traveling more than the other. You can both map out a visit schedule. This gives you something to look forward to every time you say, “see you later.” You can budget out flights, plan out cool things to do, or even base it around a holiday or birthday.
Plan Surprise Visits
Who says you always need a special occasion to visit? Sometimes “just because” is even better.
Maximize Your Time Together
It goes without saying, but because your days in person are limited you have to make the most of them as much as you can.
Don’t Forget To Live In The Moment
Trust and honesty are essential in every relationship no matter if you’re long-distance or not. Being apart will sometimes build in hidden insecurities, but follow your heart and keep the lines of communication open. While not every long-distance relationship is guaranteed to last, you may end up surprising yourself that the miles were more than worth it.