Some people might laugh at you when you say you’re in a long distance relationship and they will say it doesn’t work. I totally understand this.
When I wrote my book Long Distance Relationship Miracle to share my story, I remember all the struggles that I’ve been through and the times that I thought I couldn’t make it.
But thanks to the strategies that I have learnt through my journey as well as from other successful long distance couples that we met, I finally made my LDR work. Now me and my love are back together in happiness.
You see, long distance relationship will only work if you put in the time and effort to work it.
Unlike how they show it in the movies, true love requires more than just a handsome prince that’s willing to fight dragons and climb mountains to get to his princess.
In real life, relationships require trust, honesty and sacrifice, especially when you are in a long distance relationship.
At times, the geographical distance can make your relationship seem unstable. In fact, a lot of people are going to tell you that long distance relationships don’t end well.
While you may be missing out on movie nights and dates together, if you have found ‘the one’, that’s all that really matters.
In this article, I will share with you a few tips that I found effective and helped my LDR overcome the “stormy nights”.
Here are 7 tips how to make a long distance relationship work:
#1. Don’t Be Too Clingy
Just because you are a thousand miles away from each other doesn’t mean you should spend all your time texting your significant other, asking what he or she is doing.
A lot of couples believe that they need to compensate for the distance, but this is not true. In order to maintain your spark, remember that less is more.
This one is one of the 7 costly mistakes most people make in a long distance relationship that I have put together in a report. Feel free to click here and download your copy for free!
#2. Be Honest
You guys are already so far away from each other so there’s no point of beating around the bush and playing guessing games.
Be honest with each other and say whatever’s on your mind. It’s better than walking around with a big frown on your face all day long.
#3. Be Quirky
Send each other plush toys on Valentine’s Day, post lovey dovey letters to each other and sing to one another on the phone or during your Skype sessions.
Just because you are in a long distance relationship doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the little joys love brings.
Be quirky and thoughtful at the same time. Not only will it clear the tension but it will make the distance between you two seem small.
#4. Keep Each Other Updated
If you are planning to spend the night out with friends or are heading over to the park later on, drop in a little text message for your significant other. This makes them feel loved and attended.
Greet each other with a “Good Morning” and a “Good Night” text daily. Let your significant other know that they are on your mind and you are missing them dearly.
#5. Mange Your Expectations
Let’s be honest: you must really love your partner if you are willing to be in a long distance relationship with them but it is important that the two of you set some ground rules and manage your expectations.
For instance, are you two exclusive, do you expect your partner to move, and are you guys open to the idea of getting married one day? Have a long chat with your significant other to figure out where this relationship is headed.
#6. Make Surprise Visits to Each Other
To ease the tension, make surprise visits to each other. Visits are the highlight of every long distance relationship. Absence makes the heart grow fonder so make the most of the time you have together.
Although it might be a good idea to lay down some hints if you are planning on stopping by, just so your partner can clean up their room and make themselves look a little bit more presentable.
In my Long Distance Relationship Miracle program, I also share a few powerful tips on what to do when you meet your love one again and how to avoid the awkward moments.
#7. Stay Positive
There are going to be days when you are going to miss your significant other really bad but it is important that you stay positive.
Whether he or she lives afar because of their education or because of their job, it is important that you support their dreams and encourage them to stay strong as well.
Be grateful for the love you have and cherish it. Keep in mind that some things are just worth holding onto no matter how much the trouble.
I wish you all the best with your long distance relationship. Stay strong and don’t stop believing. If I can make my LDR work, so can you.