When you find yourself in a long-distance relationship it really does require you to have patience, and for you to put a good amount of effort into it. There will be times when there’s a strain on the relationship because of the distance, but it’s not impossible to make it last. Some people have long-distance relationships because of work related issues or sometimes you just meet a great person from another country that you want a relationship with. When we are looking for that one special person in our life it can be tough over a long-distance, but it’s not impossible to make your relationship last for as long you are ready to put in the effort.
The question is, how can you tell if your romance will really last? And the answer to that is time. The longer you spend talking to this person the stronger your relationship will become, but if you aren’t encouraged enough to make it work then it won’t. So, here are some tips to make your distanced romance work before a break up occurs.
Firstly, ask yourself why you feel you are attracted to the person who is miles away from you. Is it their sense of humor? Do they make you feel good about yourself? Are they a sensitive soul that you want to look after? Could it be their outright honesty with you? It could also be a mixture of all these factors. People are different and not everyone appreciates some of these factors, but the first step is to know why you truly want this person in your life, despite the long distance.
Secondly, you must be dedicated to making time for your partner. This is the key to maintaining your relationship, you need to set aside time for both of you to chat, text, email and sometimes go on camera with each other because if you don’t continue to do this your relationship will fall apart quite quickly. Remember it is important for you and your partner to feel wanted and cared about and by making time for each other your relationship will become much stronger.
Thirdly, be honest with each other. Communication is the key word here. You must tell each other how you really feel and talk about your desires in and outside of your relationship. This includes your personal goals and plans for both of you in the future. Do you think your long-distance relationship can last several years? Or is it possible for both of you to decide to move closer together in the near future?
Keep in mind that there are so many couples who have managed to keep their long-distance relationship working, all you have to do is make the effort and set aside the time to spend with your partner.