Many people believe that long-distance relationships are never going to work out, your family may discourage it, and some of your best friends may advise you not to take it too seriously, cause you can get your heart broken *Is heartbreak not everywhere*. Nobody said it is going to be easy, the extra distance makes many things unachievable. Things would get complicated, and you could get sad and lonely at times, However, the extra distance also makes the simplest things the sweetest.
10 WAYS TO MAKE LONG DISTANCE RELATIONSHIP SUCCESSFUL
1. SEE IT AS AN OPPORTUNITY
In the long run, like I always say *If you want to live together, you first need to learn how to live apart*. View it as a learning journey for the both of you, see it as a test of your love for yourselves. As the Chinese saying goes *Real Gold is not afraid of the test of fire*. Instead of thinking that this long-distance is pulling you two apart, you should believe that through this experience, both of you will be bound together even stronger.
2. TRY TO COMMUNICATE REGULARLY AND CREATIVELY
Greet each other *Good morning* and *Good night* every day this is a must. On top of that, try to update your partner on your life and its happenings. However, mundane some of the things may seem. To up the game, send each other pictures, audio clips, and short videos from time to time. By putting in this kind of effort, you make the other person feel loved and attended to.
3. TALK DIRTY WITH EACH OTHER
Sexual tension is undoubtedly one of the most important things between couples. Sexual desire is like a glue that keeps both parties from drifting apart. Not only is sex a biological need, but it is also an emotional one as well. Keep the flames burning by sending each other teasing texts filled with sexual innuendos and provocative descriptions.
4. HAVE A GOAL IN MIND
The questions the two of you need to ask yourselves are “What do we want to achieve at the end of the day?, How long are we going to be apart?, What about the Future? The truth is, no couple can be in a long-distance relationship for forever, Eventually, we all need to settle down. So make plans with each other, do up a timeline, marking down the estimated times apart and times together and draw an end goal. It is important that you are both on the same page and have the same goals. So that even if you are not living in the same space and the same timezone, both of you are still motivated to work together in the same direction towards a future that includes one another. And remember you need *Motivation* to make a relationship lasts too.
5. STAY HONEST WITH EACH OTHER
Talk about your feelings of fear, insecurity, jealousy, apathy, whatsoever. If you try to hide anything from your partner, that secret will sooner or later swallow you up from inside out. Don’t try to deal with things all by yourself. Be open and honest with each other. Let your partner help you and give you the support you need. It is better to look at the problem during its initial stage than to only disclose it when it’s all too late.
6. KEEP TRACK OF EACH OTHER’S SOCIAL MEDIA
Like each other’s photos on Facebook and Instagram. Tweet each other, Tag each other. Share things on each other’s walls. Show that you care. Be cool with stalking each other.
7. GIFT PERSONAL OBJECT TO THE OTHER PERSON TO HOLD ON TO
There is power in a memento. Whether it is a small pendant, a ring, a keychain, a bottle of fragrance, A shirt perhaps, we often attach meanings to the little things and items found in our everyday life, knowingly or unknowingly. This is what we all do, we try to store memories in physical things, in the hope that when our minds fail us. We can look or hold on to something that will help us remember. That is why something so small and simple can mean so much to a person, when others may see little or no value in it.
8. STAY POSITIVE ALWAYS
You need to be constantly injecting positive energy into the LDR to keep it alive. Yes, I agree the waiting period can be painful and you can sometimes feel lonely but you need to remind yourself that the fruits at the end will be sweet as heaven. One good trick to staying positive is to be grateful all the time. Be thankful that you have someone to love, someone who loves you back. Be thankful for the little things, Be grateful for each other’s health and safety. Always be grateful.
9. GIVE EACH OTHER PET NAMES
Because it is cute, it makes your partner feel special and it always put a smile on their face each time they hear you call them that. It keeps the lovey-dovey going.
10. MAKE VISITS TO EACH OTHER
Visits are the highlight of every long-distance relationship. After all, the waiting and yearning and abstinence, you will finally get to meet each other to fulfill all the little things like kissing, holding hands, etc. Which are all common to other couples but so very special and extra intimate for people in long-distance relationships. It will be like Fireworks, Glitter bombs, Confetti, Rainbows and Butterflies everywhere. *Its Special*
Avoid dangerous situations, don’t be careless about this sort of matter because if you know your partner is not comfortable with you going to the club or going drinking with friends late at night. Then you should either Not do it or Tell your partner beforehand so as to reassure him/ her. They will either be extra worried or extra suspicious and of course very upset.
Don’t just listen to your heart, listen to your mind too*.meetidara
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