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How To Do Long Distance Relationships
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How To Do Long Distance Relationships

It seems like there are a lot of people in long distance relationships these days. Whether the distance is due to work, or simply because you first ‘met’ online if you don’t know how to do long distance relationships you could be in a lot of trouble.

There are definite pros and cons to a couple being apart. Good communication is a must when the miles separate you from the one you love. Decide to spend the times apart productively and make the most of the time you do have together.

Tips On How To Do Long Distance Relationships:

· Be honest and upfront with each other right from the start. If you expect your partner to remain exclusive with you, say so right up front.

· Do you feel the two of you should be allowed to date other people while you’re apart? Say so. Both of you need to agree on the ground rules so nobody is left wondering what is expected.

· Make sure you both have the same end goal in mind. If the separation becomes a more permanent thing (the out of town work becomes permanent, etc) are you willing or able to relocate?

· Making time for each other is extremely important. No matter how busy the two of you get, you have to make time for phone calls, texts, emailing each other and even video chatting. Video chats are great for giving you that much needed ‘face time’.

· Stay busy with work and hanging with friends/family. It’s hard when you know it’s going to be a while before you can see each other again. You are going to be feeling lonely for a while and staying occupied will help the time go much faster.

· There has to be a lot of trust between you and your partner. There will be temptations for both of you while you are apart. You need to think positively and trust that the other is being loyal to you and the relationship while you are apart.

· Plan ahead for the times you will be able to see each other. Since you won’t be seeing each other often, make the most of the time you do have. Plan a few outings or get-togethers with friends, but be sure to allow plenty of ‘alone time’ too.

So there you have my tips for how to do long distance relationships. This type of relationship can be difficult. It is going to require huge amounts of trust, great communication, and lots of determination.

It’s possible for long distance relationships to last and even end up in marriage. As long as you are both committed to making it work, keep your priorities right, and find ways to stay close despite the distance, then your relationship should stand the test.


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very intresting ,Lacey

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  about 8 years ago

Thank you Sharon.

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  about 8 years ago
Joan S  

Hi Lacey. I have a friend who lives here in the States, and her husband lives in Switzerland. They travel back and forth. I think it is interesting. Can't take each other for granted that way. Seeing each other must be a big treat.

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  about 8 years ago

I would think so Joan! That's a lot of distance! Thanks for stopping by.

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  about 8 years ago

I was in one for a while we lived in different countries. Not for the faint hearted

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  about 8 years ago

Definitely not! It's really tough! Thanks for reading and commenting Gayle.

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  about 8 years ago
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