Long distance relationships can be successful.¬† Just because there is distance between you physically does not mean the relationship should suffer.¬† There are a number of things you can do to help bridge the gap from your heart to your partner‚Äôs:
Skype is cam-based chat software that can be downloaded.¬† Skype is better than messaging, texting or online chatting.¬† It has a real-time cam that enables the participants of the chat to not only exchange messages, but see each other as if they were face-to-face.¬† Skype can help bridge the gap by enable partners to see each other and talk at the same time.¬† It can be the next best thing to meeting in person.
Texts are a quick little message that can be sent all hours of the day.¬† The nice thing about texting is if the other person is tied up, they do not have to answer it, like a phone call or Skype call that has to be answered right then.¬† The downsides to texting are it can take a while for the other person to respond if they are busy and the fact that you can’t always read emotions in texts.
A simple phone call can brighten anyone’s day.¬† Thanks to cell phones a call can be placed and received anywhere.¬† When you’re having a rough day, or just want to share a moment with your partner, a phone call is the perfect way to connect the gap caused by the miles apart.¬† With a phone call, you will not get the misunderstandings and lack or emotions that texts can have.¬† The sound of your partner‚Äôs voice on the line is sure to bring a smile to your day.
As old fashioned as it may seem with today’s technology, letters are a great way to communicate and keep a long distance relation healthy.¬† Remember back to when you were a kid, running to the mailbox just to see if you had mail.¬† Even though we are all grown up, doesn’t mean we don’t still like receiving letters.¬† In addition to the excitement of finding a letter in the mail, there is a certain freedom that comes from writing.¬† Some people are able to communicate better once they can think about what they want to say and have a chance to put it on paper.¬† Face-to-face or voice-to-voice calls can prove to be limiting for fear of rejection.¬† Writing a letter gives you a chance to say your heart’s deepest thoughts and wishes without rejection as it is being written.
Much like the excitement of getting a letter, your partner will enjoy receiving deliveries.¬† The deliveries can be anything from a gift, care package, chocolates or flowers.¬† Some places will even deliver special dinners, too.¬† A delivery, especially surprise ones, is a great way of saying you were thinking of your partner.
Make plans to see each other.¬† Since travel can be expensive, try suggesting alternating who travels each time.¬† One month or every few months you travel and the next time, your partner can travel.¬† Depending on distance, you can set up the timeframe and frequency of the trips.¬† You could even meet in the middle someplace romantic to split the cost of traveling.
Long distance relationships can work.¬† They just take a little bit of work to ensure communication lines stay open.¬† Also, your partner needs to know you were thinking of them, since you do not see each other daily.
This article was composed by TJ Barea for the team at badoo.