I think all of us have gone through long distance relationships that were challenging at best, painful as hell at worst. I believe there are some universal truths and wisdom that can help anyone struggling to find that connection with a loved one so far away.
- Communication – Probably the most important part of keeping your relationship alive is open communication. If not, assumptions will get the best of you every time. Use technology and it’s advances for what it’s there for. You can Skype, Facetime, and text no matter where in the world you are to get as close as you can without the human touch.
- Honesty – When living apart it’s vital to make sure you are very honest with each other. The need to speculate on what’s happening can be tough to overcome, so there needs to be a deep sense of trust.
- Expectations- Making sure each partner has equal expectations on what is needed is one of the most vital ingredients according to research.
- The Date To Reconnect – A lot of data shows what whether your relationship is up close and personal, or long distance..it can stand the test of time. One of the most important components of the long distance, is knowing when you will meet next. It allows planning and a certainty that cannot get in the way of the natural physical disconnect.
And finally, it goes without saying that you need to make any relationship flirty, sexy, and fun!