Can everyone maintain a long distance relationship? Well, the answer is simple, No! Maintaining a long distance relationship is not something that every couple will be able to do. But, if you truly love someone then you will put in the extra effort needed to make it work. Focusing on your relationship and paying attention to the smaller details pays off in the end.
There are many ways, both creative and really easy to do, that will help to maintain your long distance relationship. Here are a few ideas to get you going:
How To Maintain A Long Distance Relationship
#1. Follow each other on social media
This seems straight forward. What is really meant by this is to pay attention to each other on social media. Actively follow each other’s posts. Share, like, and show your love! It’s also a good idea to interact with each other on social media. By doing this you won’t just be chatting to each other but you’re also showing the world that you’re both still in this relationship for the long haul.
#2. Give each other gifts
You don’t have to give each other expensive gifts, but rather gifts that have a special meaning to you both. There are endless gift options. Here are a few that you could try out:
You could give each other jewelry. Try think of jewelry pieces that have meaning to you both and that will act as a constant reminder of your love for one another. Give gifts like charm bracelets, engraved necklaces, or engraved rings.
You could also have matching engraved key rings made. If you’re feeling creative you could make matching mugs by drawing on the mugs with a Sharpie and baking them in the oven to help set the ink.
And then we have the modern day “mix tape” which is always a winner. Share a playlist with music that makes you think of the good times spent together.
#3. Read poetry together
For the romantic in you, you can read poetry to each other. Read poetry found in books or online. If you’re feeling adventurous try writing poetry about your relationship and about each other. Sometimes, poetry may sound corny, but it’s still really special.
#4. Go old school and use the mail service
Emails and texts are great but there’s just something extra special about making the effort to hand write a letter and go post it. I don’t think there is one person in this world that wouldn’t appreciate the hard work that goes into this.
#5. Avoid temptation or tempting situations
It’s as simple as the title says. Avoid any situation that may place you under any form of temptation. No one wants to be cheated on, and by avoiding situations that may tempt you it won’t happen.
#6. Chat about your family and friends
Staying up to date with what’s going on in your lives is much more important than it seems. What this means is that when you visit each other you won’t feel like an outsider in someone else’s life. Instead you will feel like you have been part of everything going on in each other’s worlds. There is no worse feeling than feeling like an outsider. Everyone longs to belong and keeping each other up to date with your life is a sure way to ensure a feeling of belonging.
#7. Video call
In today’s day and age we are lucky enough to (with the help of technology) be able to see each other every day. To see changes, new hairstyles, and to also still put effort into your appearance for each other keeps things fresh. It’s also so special to be able to see your loved one laugh and to see them smile.
#8. Send photo’s
Not just of yourselves but things going on in your life too. Send a, secretly taken, snapshot of the neighbor’s funny cat you both always used to look forward to seeing every day. Or you can send photo’s of the view out your window, and photo’s of what you are doing.
At the end of the day, the secret to maintaining any long distance relationship is to care and to show that you care. Pay attention to each other and to the smaller details in each other’s lives. By doing this, making your relationship last will happen effortlessly.
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