Long distance relationships are never easy. You’re missing your girlfriend and you know that she’s missing you. With all the jealousy that crops up when you’re apart, it can be hard to keep things together. If you’re in a long distance relationship right now, or you know that you will be soon, keep these tips in mind. They just might be enough to keep the two of you going strong even when all hope seems lost. If you’re very lucky and very good, you just might wind up together again.
Read Books Together
If neither of you are big readers, they swap this idea out for watching a television show together. It should be one that neither of you have seen before and one that both of you like. You can stay synced up with a +/- one tolerance for how close together you are in the story and then you can talk about it. You can read a book every night and then text each other the page number you left off on so that neither of you spoils the ending. The point of these little acts of kindness and companion ship is that forming memories together is very important for a relationship. When you’re in a long distance relationship it can be hard to experience anything together. Keeping side by side through a story is the kind of thing that keeps you together by allowing you to feel each other’s presence in your life. You’re bonding over the shared experience of reading that book or watching the TV show.
Keep the Sexual Aspect of Your Relationship Alive
Keep the relationship alive with Video Chatting
In this day and age it’s easier than ever to keep the sexual side of your relationship alive no matter how far apart you are. Get Snapchat and send nudes safely, knowing that you’ll be notified if they try to take a screenshot of it. You can chat on Skype, you can text all the time, and you have a private phone line which means the two of you can get off over the phone as often as you like. There’s no reason for the sexual side of your relationship to lapse. Sure, it won’t be as satisfying as it was when your partner was just on the other end of your fingertips, but it will be enough to stop you two from disconnecting entirely.
Send Care Packages
Send Romantic Care Packages
Real, physical items are very important when you can’t be there in person. Even if it’s something as simple as a tiny keychain stuffed into an envelope sending your girlfriend something physical will make an impression on her. Not to mention that it’s unusual enough to get things in the mail these days that you’re adding that pleasure to the surprise of the gift. It’s not about showering her with material possessions. It’s about letting her hold something when she’s thinking of you instead of being entirely alone. These little things will keep you fresh in her mind even when times are hard and it would be easier for her to reach for someone else’s hand.