These 7 Things Can Make Your Long Distance Relationships Last Longer

Let’s be honest, nobody intentionally sits and prays for a long distance relationship. At least a lot of people do not. Most times, it’s a situation you stumble upon and hold your breath hoping for when it ends.

You can also decided to not take it as serious as you would a close distance relationship because you are scared of going through a heartbreak over a person who is far away from you.

Despite all of this obvious drawbacks, a lot of people still plunge ahead in long distance relationships crossing their fingers and hoping everything works out well for them.

These are some of the things you can do to spice up your long distance relationship and make it last longer.

Communicate with each other on a consistent basis

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Try as much as possible to speak to each other every single day. It does not have to be a lengthy conversation, just a simple greeting and a quick “how are you doing today” can suffice if you’re a having a busy day.

Send each other pictures, videos and audios to keep up interest during the day. This can keep your partner engaged and have you on their mind at all times.

Steer clear from tempting  situations when you go outside

As much as your partner isn’t present with you, you should not indulge situations that might lead you into cheating on your partner.

Going to a club is a great way to unwind but if you know that going to a club can lose you up so badly that you might be tempered to flirt with others or cheat on your partner then you have to have respect for your relationship and avoid such situations.

I know it won’t be easy, but if you really want your relationship to work then you have to be to willing to take  some needed action.


Do fun virtual things together

There are still so many fun things you can do with your partner even if they are not physically close to you.

You and your partner can play games together online and sometimes even do video games that involves you seeing their faces. You can make out time for each on a weekly basis to engage in playing an entertaining online game.

You can also see a movie on Netflix together while on a video call and share in each other’s emotions.

Facetiming with each other is also a great way to spend time with your partner virtually and you can even sleep off talking to your partner on a video call.


Visit your partner Occasionally

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If the distance that exists between you and your partner does not necessarily deserve a flight, then pay them occasional visits especially at significant periods of their lives. During your partners birthday , you can decide to pay them a quick visit that way you gifts will not miss each so fiercely.

If you cannot easily make s trip to your partner, then you can do a yearly visit to your partner and when you do visit them, try and spend as much time with them as possible.

This occasional physical contact with your partner will keep you going during moments when doubts about the relationship start to creep in.


Spend time with family during your alone time

It’s important that during your moments of aloneness, when you’re not talking with your partner actively that you spend it doing things you love.

You can hang out with your family and friends. This is because you will spend time fixating and obsessing over your  relationship if you do not, which will only have you worrying.

Instead of doing that, channel your energy into having a good time with your family.

It’s easy for your thoughts to start running wild when you’re feeling lonely. The doubts on how possible your relationship can survive start to creep in but discouraging the thoughts by spending quality time with the people you love, doing what you love is a great way to keep your mind in check.

Familiarize yourselves with each other’s schedules

It’s helpful to know when the other person is busy and free. So that you can drop a text or make a call at the right time. You wouldn’t want to disturb your partner when they are in the middle of class or halfway through a business meeting. Particularly if you live in different time zones, this becomes even more important.


Occasionally send them presents

The beautiful thing about sending presents is that you’re able to create memories when you do. Try to send presents to your partner. You can send them gifts randomly or during an important period in their lives.

It does not even have to be anything major or big as long as they can relate the item to you, it’s okay. Material things are one of the best places to store memories. Your partner can remember from a gift, each time they look at it, they miss you.

Don’t overthink it when it comes to gift giving, sometimes, something so simple can mean a lot to your partner.

Stay positive

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This is the last on this list and it’s an extremely important one.

Always stay positive about your relationship. Always hope for the best. Do not believe people who tell you that long distance relationships do not work.

The waiting part can be excruciating, but it’s worth it at the end.

Always keep a thankful heart and appreciate the love you both share with each other, that way you can always stay on the positive side.

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