Probably one of the
hardest romantic situations for lovers to thrive in, Long-distance
relationships are still common occurrences today. Long-distance relationships generally
mean that lovers are separated by a considerable distance from each other,
hindering them to spend time with each other in person, without the conscious
effort to do so. Whether the separation was due to a family migration or a
pursuit of a professional career overseas, the decision to stay in the
relationship is a very mature and noble one, considering its sacrifices and
intricacies. Before the separation, promises are made and love is professed.
During the first weeks of separation and as things start to settle down, time
spent on the telephone or online dwindles and things start to be monotonous.
This is where it gets challenging – How do lovers keep long-distance
relationship interesting?
                Nurturing this kind of
relationship requires deep faith and commitment from both parties, as these
will be the foundation which will keep them steadfast to their promises. There
are a couple of things lovers would want to try out:
                (1) Surprises. Everybody loves
surprises – even those who say they don’t, except for those who were surprised
in traumatic ways in the past. Although the distance and time differences may
prove to be difficulties, they could serve as challenges to prove their
dedication to each other. A simple instant message or call not within previous
normalized schedules just to check on the other on what or how they are doing
could mean the world to the recipient. Surprises give room for creativity
between the lovers and may help build intimacy regardless of the distance.
                (2) Letters. Due to the
information industry boom, using the internet for worldwide communication
channels became common sense due to the ease of access and promptness of
exchange. Writing letters may seem unconventional, but writing and receiving
one have undoubtedly romantic flairs that electronic messages do not quite
replicate. This must be due to the fact that the greatest tales of romance of
the previous generations are directly linked to the exchange of handwritten
letters between lovers of different circumstances. Sending a handwritten letter
requires careful planning, especially during the time-sensitive occasions like
birthdays or anniversaries. It doesn’t necessarily mean that one should be a
poet or a writer in order to accomplish a letter, though it would help being
knowledgeable in those areas. Most of the time, personal letters relay a
stronger intensity of emotions than receiving an electronic message with the
same contents.
                (3) Gifts. Although giving gifts
personally is more intimate, giving gifts through others is the second best way
to do so in a long-distance relationship. Thanks to the internet, certain local
boutiques can accept remote orders with special instructions of delivery to the
desired recipient. This provides great room for customization to add personal
touches even if the sender is far away. Convenience is the mottos of these
stores so don’t hesitate to ask away when asked on delivery details.

 

                Little things take the biggest
places in the heart. When both parties look back to their time apart and wonder
how they managed all the way, they will realize the little efforts and
sacrifices both parties have put forth for the relationship are the best
memories of them all.

Comments

  1. Love is not enough when you are in a long distance relationship. You must give trust and respect to your partner if you want to succeed in your relationship. It is really difficult but try your best not to be affected with the distance between the two of you. In case he/she is busy and can’t communicate with you, try to understand the situation.

  2. I am currently in a long-distance relationship. We’re going strong, I must say. But what challenge us is the time, money, trust, longing for tight hugs and misunderstanding. It requires a lot of effort and bravery to be in this kind of relationship. Keep your trust and faith alive.

  3. This is such a great read! It changed my mind about having a long distance relationship. Before, I thought that two people spending time away from each other will not work at all. I’ve realized from this that it only needs constant effort from both parties in order for the relationship to work.

  4. Long distance relationships are common these days. Love is nothing without trust. You have to trust your partner. Every relationship requires effort from both people involved in order for it to work. It should also be kept private. Cherish every moment together. Long distance relationship is hard but being lonely is harder.

  5. Little things take the biggest places in the heart. When both parties look back to their time apart and wonder
    how they managed all the way, they will realize the little efforts and sacrifices both parties have put forth for the relationship are the best memories of them all.

  6. Good Post.We’re going strong, I must say. But what challenge us is the time, money, trust, longing for tight hugs and misunderstanding. It requires a lot of effort and bravery to be in this kind of relationship. Keep your trust and faith alive.

  7. It has been almost 2 years when my boyfriend and I was separated by a thousand road miles. The years we’ve been separated is almost as long as the days we’ve been together. My boyfriend and I were only together for a couple of months before we had to separate again because of our career paths. There might be so many ups and downs in our relationships, problems with trust and miscommunications which lead us to fight often but that’s what made us stronger together. I would also agree on the things enlisted here especially on the surprises thing, it works on me and him every time, much more with the letters because calls, texts and chats are so mainstream and effortless.

  8. I don’t prefer to be long distance between the couple , and if it’s necessary it shouldn’t be for long time as if the one of them need to travel for a work , and in this case they should use the internet and social media to sharing their moment s with each other and keep in touch as they can until they meet.

  9. I think distance doesn’t matter when you truly love other person and you believe one day you both will be together. Trust is the most important factor you need to have when you are in a long distance relationship. The other important thing that you both should do is to talk daily even if it’s for 5 minutes tell your partner what you did the whole day and ask him/her about his/her day. If he/she is going through any tension and try to console your partner if your partner is away from you, he/she must be disturbed a little don’t give him/her more tensions.

  10. One more important thing is to be positive about the relationship. Don’t give up too easily just because there was a misunderstanding between you and your partner. There will be many problems since you can’t see their facial expressions or judge their tones so keep that in mind. Persevere together, work things out.

  11. One of the difficulties in having a relationship is distance. This will be the test that one should pass. The temptation is everywhere and there should be trust and a continuous communication, it’s like music that will keep going on. Stay committed and keep each other. Anyway, It takes two to tango.

  12. In physics “As the distance increases, the force of attraction decreases” but in the name of love, distance is just a number, distance is just a challenge for couples to make their relationship stronger. To arouse relationship, you need to focus on the things that both of you love to do. Maximize each conversation. Don’t forget to say sweet words everyday. Tell him/her that it is better if you are together rather than separated. Of course, you need to build TRUST because trust is everything. Distance is just an imagination for couples who are intact to each other.

  13. You can always make effort to someone you really love. No matter your situation is, even if you’re far away from each other. Long distance relationships work if both parties agreed to it. Be faithful and honest to your partners always whether they are here or not.

  14. Actually, it is really hard to have a long distance relationship. But if you do, you must use the new technology like social media or skype to share moments and feelings. You must insert a lot of effort in trust and understanding to your partner. The two of you must know the limitations of your relationships. Keep your feelings alive by constant communications.

  15. Keeping a long distance relationship is a challenge for the couple. Communication is the key to keep a long distance relationship. Nowadays there are a lot of means to keep in touch. We have skype, viber, Facebook, Email and all other social media outfits. People just have to find time.

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