Having a long-distance relationship is not an ideal situation with most people. Somehow physically not being able to see each other or be with each other when in a relationship feels bad. If you are in such a relationship, you must miss the hugs, kisses, hand-holding and just being able to touch your lover. Yes, life is not good as a couple when you can’t actually date and go out for simple things such as dinner or movie. But the relationship can still succeed! In fact, it can rock! Who knows, the relationship may turn out to be so great that you can actually think about getting married! Here are some quirky tips on life in a long-distance relationship.
1. Being on the same page as to what you expect of each other is very important. Understand what your lover feels about the situation and how he is thinking of dealing with it. Once you discuss and resolve your disputes, chances of conflict later will be lessened to a great degree.
2. Discuss about how you are going to communicate with each other. Ideally, you should be able to communicate on a daily basis. In today’s modern times, there are so many ways of communicating. Use the phone, internet, IM or whatever you both like to use to communicate and stay connected to each other. Make it a point to discuss about what is happening in each other’s life. So even if you don’t get to physically be together, you are connected emotionally.
3. A special word about the cell phone. Always pick up your lover’s call. Only if you are not in a meeting at work or in the loo can you think about not picking up the phone. It can be really irritating when your boyfriend calls you up wanting to talk to you and you don’t pick up his call. And when your boyfriend stays miles away from you, it can be really frustrating. In fact, it is a great idea to have a set time when you call each other.
4. A last tip. Both of you should have a goal in place as to when you are going to be with each other. Unless you can be together in the foreseeable future, it can be really difficult to sustain the relationship. You can have a set time (may be after a couple of months or years) when you will shift to the city he is staying in or vice versa. Having a goal is a great way of developing trust in a long-distance relationship.
A long-distance relationship can be tough. But it can be rewarding as well. As they say, ”Distance makes the heart grow fonder”.