It can be very difficult to maintain long distance relationships, but it does not have to be! Whether with friends or your romantic partner. The most important aspect of maintaining a long distance relationship is to believe, trust and be completely honest with them. The world has become increasingly technologically advanced. You can still be close to your loved ones regardless of how far you are from them. 

In the following tips, we will discuss how to maintain a long distance relationship, feel connected even though you aren’t physically together, and also how to connect and support your partner emotionally.

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  • Keep excessive communication to a minimum:

Having a constant urge to be in your partner’s face and being overly clingy is unhealthy. In reality, you don’t need to call or text them continuously throughout the day. As a result of being far apart, you feel the need to constantly reassure each other. You would only make matters worse by making your partner feel ‘suffocated’. It is easy for them to grow tired of this habit and soon lose all interest in the relationship. The deeper your love grows between you and your partner, the more trust you have and the space you give each other. As they say, ‘absence makes the heart grow fonder’.

  • Communication needs should be discussed:

It may be beneficial to find a solution early if you both agree to speak on a regular basis, if your communication levels differ. This might prevent frustration and anger in the future. A simple “I miss you” text or phone call can be a really thoughtful gesture, but also keep in mind your partner’s busy schedule. It is also possible to schedule a longer call one day in advance so you have enough time to catch up with them. Establishing a time for each other to talk may be helpful.

  • Establish ground rules:

It is important for both of you to determine what you expect from this long distance relationship. Be sure to set these rules so that neither of you will be surprised by any situation. Do you two have a fully committed relationship? If not, should you date someone else? Your partner is dating other people on social media, so are you wasting your time? As a result, you’ll be able to determine exactly where the relationship stands or whether you have a future together.

  • Consider this an opportunity:

Hopefully, you will both learn something from this experience, and you will both be able to show each other how much you care and how loyal you are. In order to be able to trust each other in this long distance relationship, rather than having the fear of being split apart by it, you need to trust your partner and the process. 

  • Get together and do things:

Enjoy a Netflix date or play a video game together. Taking a walk, having a meal online while video chatting, listening to the same playlist, or taking up a hobby together are all great ways to spend time together. Even though you’re far apart, you’re spending quality time with them in this way. There’s no rule that says you can’t feel the same bond and attraction even when you’re not physically together, is there? There are still ways to stay connected. The best thing you can do is to “be there” even when you’re not able to be there in person.

  • Make plans to meet up:

The longing for your partner’s touch increases when you are far apart, and you yearn, crave, and long for them. Whenever you are visiting each other, make sure you do all the little things such as hugging, kissing, cuddling, and holding on to each other. Even though effective communication facilitates an emotional connection, physical touch leads to a much deeper connection.

  • Have some ‘me’ time:

The person you love doesn’t have to be the center of your life. Take advantage of this time to do more for yourself. Having a hobby or interest allows you to spend quality time with yourself or with friends and family. Take up a new hobby, binge watch your favorite series, etc. There are times when you just need to disconnect and enjoy your own company.