Are you having a hard time making your relationship work because of the distance? Do you feel like your relationship is in a rot and somehow, you want to salvage it? Or are you just beginning a new relationship with someone who is hundreds of miles away? Although making long distance relationships work is certainly difficult, it is not an impossible task. All you need are a few tips to make such a relationship a bit easier for you and your partner.
So, what do you need to do first? Well, that’s easy: build trust. As you may already know, the future of any relationship, whether proximal relationships or LDR, depends on the degree of trust you have between you and your partner. If you have enough trust, you can be sure that your relationship will work.
But if you don’t, then your relationship will eventually break. With enough trust, you and your partner, no matter how far you are from one another, will be able to avoid different problems such as jealousy and doubts. As you may already be aware of, jealousy and doubts are two of the major factors that can cause the demise of a relationship. Therefore, it is important that you and your partner build enough trust so that your relationship will go easy.
To build trust, you can give your partner your username and passwords social networking accounts, as well as your email and your VoIP accounts. You may also create a monthly schedule, give a copy to your partner and stick to it. This way, whenever you tell your partner that you are studying, there won’t be a voice in your partner’s mind that tells him or her that you are only fooling around.
Apart from building trust, another way of making long distance relationships work is by creating a schedule for your communication. Now, this may not sound good, but actually, if you have a schedule, you will be able to avoid a lot of problems. You will also be able to avoid interrupting your partner while he or she is working or studying or in class.
Be sure to stick to your schedule, but if you can’t, then make sure you notify your partner at least 2 hours or an hour prior to your agreed time of communication. Also, be sure to avoid making last minute plans, as these kinds of plans can raise suspicion, doubts and jealousy.
Third, when confronted with issues, such as jealousy, disagreements or miscommunication; always make sure to approach the issue calmly and rationally. Now, if in case your emotions are getting out of control, what you need to do is, to pull yourself off of the situation.
Whenever you are angry, you will say things and do things that won’t be good for your relationship. Instead of making long distance relationships work, approaching issues with a hot head can only make matters worse. So, get out of the situation first, and never ever tackle the issue if your head is not calm and rational.