Staying in Love from Afar
Relationships can be hard, and they can be even harder when distance gets in the way. But long distance shouldn’t keep you away from true love. While it’s definitely a challenge, if it is worth it, you will fight through it.
Where do you start? Keeping in touch is a given, but plain old texts won’t cut it. Here are a couple essentials to make it through a long-distance relationship and keep it alive:
Skype it up
Face-to-face interaction is essential. So download Skype to your phone or computer so you can feel like you are really in front of your loved one. It may work best if you set aside a certain time each day or week, whatever works best with both your schedules. If you really love each other, making a little time for each other should be a priority.
You can still spice things up from a far. So do whatever makes you comfortable, and makes them feel extra special. Whether it’s a sexy snap or a sext, they will appreciate the effort. So don’t be lazy, and keep things hot. This way you will count down the days until you see each other again.
Making an actual phone call instead of texting can make a world of difference. Texts can be easily misinterpreted, so avoid any drama and pick up the phone. It is so easy, but it is something that has faded in society today. So kick it old school and set time aside to talk on the phone and have a real conversation.
Love is wonderful, but it’s not easy. There are many ups and downs, but strong relationships make it through. While long distance can cause some major relationship turbulence, it is not the end. It will take extra work, but if the relationship is worth keeping you will put in the extra effort.
Evaluate your relationship and determine if it is worth the effort or not. If it is, commit to the extra effort and work through it. And if it isn’t, don’t sweat it. Breakups are tough, but if the relationship is not worth working out, there is something better out there. Plus, a fresh start somewhere new means a new batch of lovers to choose from. Have fun you choose to let love go. And if you are holding on, work at keeping it alive.
Born and raised in Northern Virginia, Christina aspires to be a public relations professional in a big city after graduation from James Madison University. In her free time when she’s not blogging away about dating and relationships, Christina loves to go shopping, watch Netflix and play with every puppy that crosses her path.