Tips for Maintaining Long Distance Relationship
Long distance relationships can be successful if there is a will and need among the partners to be associated with each other and not make the distance matter. Relationships are not easy to sustain especially long distance ones as partners may feel the touch missing, the attraction may fade, the physical distance may create an emotional distance, partners may experience a void or feel discontent with the way things are, or conflicts may crop up.
Partners have to keep each others stimulated for the relationship to go on. There should not be a feeling of disconnect or mental distance between them. There must be a relationship at an emotional level. This can be done by keeping all channels of communication open and active.
Easy and affordable forms of communication like mobiles, emails, chat facility must be availed so that sharing of thoughts and ideas takes place on a regular basis. This sharing and communication is necessary so that partners can still be involved with what is happening in each others life and be connected.
A feeling of bonding and association must be prevalent. This can be done simply by giving missed calls or posting messages to your partner. For example, you may post an e-card to your partner saying how you miss him/her, wishing a happy day, sharing funny messages or mails etc.
A feeling of need or dependency among them will also make the bond strong. For example, one of the partners can take up the responsibility of giving a wake up call even though the other one can set the alarm and wake up on their own. However an initiative like this will connect the partners even more and give a feeling of accountability and responsibility towards each other.
Be proactive. Do not let the silence build. If your partner hasn’t contacted you, do not be annoyed or upset without any reason. Take the step of contacting him/her to know if things are alright. Do not misunderstand the partner or draw unrealistic conclusions that the partner does not miss you, doesn’t bother about you and so on.
Do not hold out on each others. Don’t let your ego interfere. Don’t play the game of who calls whom first, who needs whom, who misses whom etc. Such manipulations will impact the relationship poorly. Take mutual responsibility.