Monday, February 23, 2009

How to Make a Long Distance Relationship Work

Staying connected to the one you love can be a challenge in any relationship. The problem is intensified in a long-distance relationship when days, weeks, or even months go by between visits. Although the distance that separates you from your significant other can make things difficult, successful long distance relationships can and do exist. Here are 4 tips you can use to keep your long distance relationship strong:

1. Trust your mate

In this type of relationship, you have to trust your mate the same way you would in a normal relationship. Just because you don't physically see her as often doesn't mean you should be quick to entertain ideas of mistrust. Remember, if there is no indication or evidence of cheating, it is probably not happening.

2. Visit her whenever you can

A relationship cannot thrive if the only thing you have are phone calls, e-mails and text messages. A trip to visit your significant other every once in a while shows her that you still care, and that she’s still very important to you no matter how far away she is.

3. Communicate in some way, everyday

The quality and quantity of communication with your woman will need to increase substantially when you embark on a long-distance relationship, so it's important to maintain an emotional connection through phone calls, e-mails, texts, letters, love greeting cards and other romantic messages to keep the pure romance burning.

4. Share small memories with each other

Give her a personal object of yours so in a time of need, when she misses you, she is able to hold on to something that once belonged to you. If you guys care about each other enough, a small reminder of you will be enough to keep her wanting more and keep working towards the two of you re-uniting for good.

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