How to make long-distance relationships work?

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What is a long-distance relationship?

A long-distance relationship involves two people who aren’t living together in the same place. It can also involve a person living in one country and the other person living in another.

In some cases, the people who are in a long-distance relationship might be living in different countries.

Let’s suppose that you are meeting someone online and that person seems to be the match of your life
but is living far away from you. Does it worth spending your time in a long-distance relationship with this person?

What if this person is really your soul mate?

You may be surprised how much a relationship can grow if you work at it. If you know and apply some simple rules, your relationship can turn out to be one of the most successful and happy relationships that ever existed.

Distance, combined with phone calls and writing, electronically or through regular mail, can foster an enviable intimacy that results from learning about another’s qualities, values and ways of thinking, sensitivities, dreams, and
aspirations. This type of intimacy can make you coming together much more special.

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Long-distance relationships

And, as if relationships weren’t complicated enough, having them across a long distance is extremely challenging.

Long-distance relationships do work. There are exceptions to the rule. I have a few long-distance friends, but none of them has been in a long-distance relationship.

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But there are also many that have had long-distance relationships and long-distance relationships work. The reason I don’t believe long-distance relationships work is because there are just so many things that would have to change.

Rules to Transform a Long Distance Relationship into Normal One

Just read the following rules and try to keep them in mind and apply them:

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1. The quality of a relationship is more likely to increase if both people develop the ability to share feelings openly with each other. Do not be afraid to tell your partner what you really need and want from him or her, he or she deserves to know the truth and judge whether they can give it to you.

2. Make the relationship a high priority. Avoid cancelling reunions or putting off a phone call.

3. Keep in touch daily. If large phone bills are a concern, send e-mail, letters, cards and even faxes. And when you do make contact, don’t just stick to love talk, but keep each other informed on the day-to-day aspects of your lives. This way each of you is aware of how the other is thinking, feeling and developing. Late-night talks and thoughtful letters can convey a lot of what is most important in the long-term: your goals, values and dreams.

4. Be prepared to be flexible. Tell your partner how much you think about and love him or her and you will score some important points. Make them miss you more and you’ll fill them with the constant urge to see you. But don’t be possessive.
Being paranoid and accusing will only grow doubts, insecurity and tension between you and none of those will help the relationship develop successfully.

If your partner truly wants to be with you, then they would not want to wait forever to have you next to her or him. As long as you both trust each other, inform one another of your personal lives, and keep in touch, your relationship can turn out into a happy normal relationship. Ultimately, a fabulous relationship is your goal – right?

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