Whether it’s through the military, fancy business meetings, or moving away for a job, distance can be really tough on a relationship. And it can either strengthen it through the hardship and really show a couple how strong their relationship is, or it could be too much of a strain on it and abolish it completely. Especially for newer couples, the distance of not being able to be with each other physically, can be very challenging. But if your relationship is based strictly on the physical part, than being in a long distance relationship would show you both that if one thing left, the relationship would be left to nothing. If your really trying to make it work and you look at distance being a good thing rather than something that’s going to tear apart your relationship, than here’s a few key tips.
Communication is the number one key when it comes to long distance. Because really without it, no relationship is going to be able to get through obstacles, especially when your far away from each other. So you should be able to communicate at least once a day and make sure its not just basic conversation, see what that person is doing with they’re life and how they are changing. Also talk about things you guys can do when they get back home, like trips or just fun dinner and a movie ideas. And never hold back your emotions, unless its completely ridiculous emotions like getting mad for no reason, because if you can express how your feeling, than the other person isn’t going to get where your coming from or why your in the mood you are and it can cause arguments.
Trust is obviously important in any relationship but even more important when your away from each other. Because if you spend twenty four hours with that person, obviously not trusting them isn’t going to be an issue because your together all the time so there is nothing to worry about. When your separated though, and one person doesn’t have any trust, than its going to put a damper on the relationship. It’s always scary to be away from the person that you love knowing that you guys are going to be meeting new people, but as long as you have that trust for the other person and know that they have they’re complete trust in you, then temptation isn’t even going to be in your dictionary.
And last but not least, focus on the positive and never focus on the things that went wrong when you guys were together. And if you think that there is an issue in the relationship that you never noticed before until you were apart, then that is where the communication comes in handy. But don’t dwell on it and think that its really not as good as you think that it is. Because then if you don’t think that the relationship is that great, than your not going to think that its good enough to last through something as hard as being apart. So make sure to keep positive, realize how much you care for the other person, and plan things to do together in the future since your not there to actually do things. By doing this, distance isn’t going to seem like that big of a deal and it will just make the time go by faster.