Long Distance Relationship: 6 Tips for Survival

Long distance relationship: Being in a long distance relationship can be complicated, lonely at times, and just plain tough.  However, if you have decided that this type of relationship is for you, being ready to take on some of the challenges that come with that are essential.

Often, with distance comes more appreciation for the simple things in life.  Since you don't get to be together like a lot of couples, when you are able to, it means a whole lot more to you. Below are 6 tips to help you make the most of your long distance relationship while keeping it strong and healthy.

Long Distance Relationship:
1. Know Where You're Going

You should always make sure that you both are on the same page in your relationship.  Is this a long or short term arrangement? Will either of you eventually move to the other person?  What future outcome do you both expect?

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2. Communicate Often

Use email, Skype, texting and the phone to communicate when you can.  Staying in touch helps to keep you close to one another and allows you to feel like the other person really is right there with you. You don't have to communicate every single day, actually you probably shouldn't, but do keep in touch with one another.

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3. Trust

Sometimes when another person is far away our mind might wander into places it shouldn't and doesn't need to go.  You have to have complete trust and faith in each other for this type of relationship to work.  If you both don't have that, the relationship will surely be doomed.

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4. Only Argue in Person

Everyone has disagreements and since you both are far away, it's hard to have those disagreements face-to-face like most couples.  However, you have to make sure not to argue or fight via email, phone, or other electronic device.  This only leads to misunderstandings.  Wait until you are face to face to talk though whatever problem you are having.

Long Distance Relationship:
5. Stay True in Your Beliefs

You and your partner have to believe that this relationship will work.  Your family and friends will try to tell you otherwise and make you think you have made a mistake, but if you and your partner firmly believe in the strength of your relationship then you can make it work.  It doesn't matter what others say. Believe in each other.

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6. Get Together as Often As Possible

Don't let too much time lapse between when you see each other.  Try to meet at least every two weeks. If you can do it more often, that's great, too.  Just don't get too involved in your own life that you might push the other person out - even if you don't mean to.

A long distance relationship isn't for everyone, but if both people believe in their relationship and believe in each other, the relationship can survive over many miles.  People have done it before, and you and your partner can be some of the many who do survive over a long distance.  Have faith, stay positive, and your relationship will last.

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Long Distance Relationship Tip: What happens when the first flush of love passes

But after you've been together for a while, you start to notice that the overwhelming nature of your love seems to have waned. You still love your partner and are still committed but a sameness can creep in. Maybe you find those enchanting little 'quirks' starting to grate or the everyday grind and external pressures conspire to pull you out of your private little world of love. You begin to wonder where the spark has gone.

Long Distance Relationship Tip: Cool times for once 'hot' relationships can be scary

It's easy to panic at this stage of a relationship. In the early heady days of first love, you feel like you and your partner can conquer anything with the power of your love. You feel as if you could never tire of each other's company. So when dull days dawn, and rows reverberate, and you wonder whatever happened to intimacy and sex, it can feel as if the world is falling. Have you made a dreadful mistake? Is it 'the end'?

Long Distance Relationship Tip: Misplaced expectations about love lead to disappointment

Two major problems affect relationships.  The first is the unrealistic expectations we have of them. Some of that is natural to 'being in love'. It puts you on a high where you easily believe that you will always be able to keep the spark going in your relationship, because you love each other so much. But some of it comes from what we are fed about relationships by the romantic movies we watch or the books we read.

Long Distance Relationship Tip: Good relationships need good 'gardeners' of love

The second difficulty in keeping relationships rewarding, satisfying and fun is that we often don't do enough 'gardening'.  We leave the relationship to 'take care of itself'. And any gardener will tell you that a garden left to itself will look lovely for a while and will then gradually deteriorate into a tangle of weeds and scrub. A place you wouldn't want to spend any time.

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Long Distance Relationship Tip: Hypnosis can help you put the spark back in your relationship

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