10 Secrets to Long Distance Dating Success
Are you in a long distance relationship? Wondering how to make your long distance relationship last?
This type of relationship forms due to many reasons. Whether you had to relocate for job, or moved away to attend college leaving your sweetheart behind, this type of relationships DOES work if you are honest and open. Read on for 10 secrets to long distance dating success
1. Get on the same frame of mind:
You have to be very clear and honest with each other regarding your expectations for the relationship in terms of being able to date others or remain exclusive. If you don’t have a same mind frame, someone will definitely get hurt.
2. Set an end point:
Remember that you might be in this relationship for various reasons, but if you want to be together forever in the end, think of this situation as just a temporary situation.
3. Be honest and clearly say aloud when your feelings are changing:
If you think that the relationship or any aspect of it is bothering you, then open up and share your feelings directly and compassionately. It is really impossible, unfair and unrealistic to make your loved one guess what exactly is going on with you from such a far distance.
4. Don’t rush, be steady:
Since you both are living far apart, you might feel the pressure to take your relationship to the next level. You might think to hit specific milestones swiftly to justify your reason for dating someone in another state. Practice patience and remember moving too quickly is not healthy for any relationship.
5. Learn to be self-content:
This type of relationship is the perfect opportunity to learn how to be on your own and still be happy. You’ll learn how to be independent of other people. Self confidence and independence will help you become a better partner in your relationship as well.
6. Cherish the things you do have:
The next time you visit your sweetheart don’t forget to leave your pillow, or steal his t-shirt to sleep in. Spray something with their perfume or cologne to remember them being with you.
7. Learn how to trust:
Remember as you live different lives at different places, you are bound to meet new people. You are going to hang out with different coworkers and friends. Just because they are out having fun without you being around does not mean that they love you any less. Resolve to trust each other completely.
8. Avoid getting into trouble:
You are most likely going to feel lonesome and flirt around a little; however avoid getting yourself into tempting situations. For instance, if your group of friends leaves behind only you and another person behind whom you find attractive, then it’s time for you to head home – alone!
9. Believe in your relationship:
Your family or friends might tell you that this kind of relationship really won’t work out; however, believing in your relationship and staying positive will definitely help it to evolve and grow.
10. Be in touch on a regular basis:
It is crucial to tell each other little tidbits about your friends, your work or your day in order to stay feeling connected.