Many may have found themselves in challenging long-distance relationships at some point or the other.
While some people manage to surmount the encumbrance of distance, for many others, not so much.
Here are ways to maintain a relationship separated by thousands of miles.
Don’t over communicate
It’s very easy to think that talking every minute will cover up for the distance, but it doesn’t.
What you end up doing is exhausting each other and then it’s a downward slope from there.
Do everything in moderation.
Keep your word
This is important now more than ever that you can’t physically be with each other. Your word is all you have.
If you become unreliable because you never do what you say, it will have a negative impact on your relationship.
Have ground rules to manage expectations
Let each other know what you hope the relationship will do for you and what you expect from your partner.
Talk to yourselves and come to a mutual conclusion so you don’t go in with one-sided expectations and get angry when your partner doesn’t meet up.
Try to communicate regularly and creatively
Not speaking for days is unhealthy. Even if it’s just a “good morning” and a “good night” at the end of the day, that would do. Always try and spice up the conversation. Don’t be distant.
Sexual desires cannot be ignored.
Engage each other in dirty talk over the phone and leave messages that will leave sparks in their minds leading up to the next time you meet up.
Avoid dangerous situations
Temptations will come but don’t go looking for it. You have no business going to clubs at night or places you know will lead you to make regrettable mistakes.
Don’t hang out with the colleague or friend that has a crush on you. You may be faithful but you’re human, and susceptible to slipping.
Do things together
You don’t have to be physically together to engage in fun activities together. The internet has made it easy.