To put it simply, long-distance relationships are hard. A constant problem that you and your partner might be facing if distance separates you is an intense desire for each date to be perfect since your time is limited. The great news is that there are ways to get around this feeling. Here are some tips on how to make the most of your long-distance relationship.
Plan dates ahead of time
To make the most of the time you have with your partner, try planning your dates out in advance. It can be stressful trying to make big plans when your partner is with you; doing this takes away from the time you do have with them. One way to implement this strategy is to set aside a night where you and your partner can call or FaceTime and talk about various date ideas and options as well as corresponding details.
There is nothing more sentimental than a thoughtful, hand-written letter. Sending letters between you and your partner not only gives you both something to look forward to, but it is a sweet way to let the other know they are on your mind.
Texting the one you love in a long-distance relationship is one thing, but hearing their voice and seeing them is indescribable. It is easy to get caught up in your individual lives that making time for calls can slip through the cracks. Set aside times that work for both of you to spend that time calling one another and hearing about each other’s life.
This is the most important thing to remember if you take away nothing else from this list. It is crucial to be open and honest with your partner always, but especially in long-distance relationships. The one situation you never want to be in is being on two different pages of what the other expects which causes miscommunication. While this is bound to occur at some point in your relationship, try to communicate what you are feeling as you are feeling it. Doing this will help to prevent miscommunication as well as feelings of uncertainty or doubt.
Article submitted by Lindsey Thoman.