Long-distance relationships are challenging and generally not recommended, however, sometimes distance in a relationship is unavoidable. We have collected some of our best tried and true tips for the star-crossed lovers out there. Good luck!
1 – Communication
It cannot be stressed enough how important communication is to any relationship, particularly long-distance ones. Don’t be afraid to ‘over-communicate’ when talking to each other. Tell them if you are feeling tired or upset about something rather than hiding it. Otherwise, this can come across as disinterest or lack of caring for your loved one.
2 – Save Important Decisions for Face to Face
Hopefully, you have set aside some time for each of you to visit each other, it may be tempting to have this time only for fun and happy adventures but it is also a good time for important talks. Big decisions and plans should happen in person to avoid miscommunication.
3 – Discuss Your Relationship Goals
Long-distance relationships should be temporary so what are your plans? Is one of you moving? Or have you mutually agreed to leave it up in the air for the time being? Ask these questions and be honest with yourself and your partner about what you expect and want from this process.
These are our top three tips for dating long-distance, the rest is up to you – so stay strong!