By Petra Halbur
IMG model, Ireland Basinger Baldwin, is managing to make her long distance relationship with stand-up paddle boarder,¬†Slater Trout, work. Baldwin, who lives in L.A. and Trout, who is based in Maui, try to visit each other at least once a month and make the most of their time together. “We don’t do normal stuff,” Trout told People.¬†“We go paddle boarding with humpback whales in Maui. We go on athletic dates.” Baldwin concurred, adding,¬†“We’re outdoorsy people. I love¬†walks, hiking, exploring and being on the beach.”
What are some ways to make a long distance relationship work?
Sometimes careers, schools,¬†familial¬†obligations and other factors make it necessary for you and your partner to live far apart for a while. Long distance relationships are tough but it¬†is¬†possible to make them work. Cupid has some ideas:
1. Utilize technology:¬†The good thing about long distance relationship these days is that there are many different ways to keep in touch. Using technology, like Skype, gives you and face-to-face time you need to make your relationship last.
2. Communicate daily, no excuses: Whether it’s texting “Good morning” when you wake up or Facetiming at lunch, do your best to communicate with your partner on a daily basis. Don’t let daily excuses get in your way.
How did you make your long distance relationship work? Tell us below.