How to Stay Connected in Long Distance Relationships
You’re in bed, and your phone is ringing. It’s your special person.
After a good conversation, you feel a little sad as you close the conversation. You wish you could hear their voice next to you, saying goodbye, not through an audio speaker.
If you’ve had the experience of a relationship that was long distance you’re aware of what it feels like.
Whatever worth your partner may be, the room can be a bit sour at times.
Phone calls and texts are only as good as phone calls.
You want moments of connection that extend.
Guess what? I’ve got your back.
I’ll walk you through seven different activities that you can engage in with your partner to strengthen your emotional and mental connections. It might not be exactly identical to what you do in the person however, I’ll help you reach a good level of intimacy.
Read on and let’s get it to happen!
For modern couples who live far away, technology is among the greatest blessings available. It allowed individuals to meet people who would not have been able to and also provides immediate, easy communication.
However, the fact that it is the norm for conversation, does not give it a personal feel.
Do you want to truly impress your partner by surprising them with something new? Use snail mail. A simple handwritten letter will make your recipients melt in. This is because it only took more effort from you.
There’s no need to stop there. Some other ideas are:
- Care packages or gifts
- trinkets that make you think of these trinkets that remind you of
- A personal object of yours to keep in mind
This method is adaptable and works on any budget. The only limitation is your imagination.
Something to Look Forward to
A lot of times what you are looking for in a long-distance relationship is the times when there’s no distance. The time spent together makes it worth it.
It’s fun to anticipate things, particularly with your loved ones. Why not make a bucket list of all the things you’d like to do together?
It could involve visiting certain locations, trying new things, or just general goals that you have in your dreams. For example, three orange cats or the beach house.
The process of creating the list itself could be a time of sharing your dreams, hopes and dreams shortly and sparking your interest in the other. A list of goals can increase excitement and provide your relationship with the feeling of progress.
I would recommend making use of the shared Google document to allow you to edit it at any time and not be concerned about whether you can save it. Have fun listing!
If you don’t get to see your loved ones daily, it may be difficult to remember the little things you’d like to talk about.
However, it’s not a problem when you use a shared journal to note it down.
Digital A digital one, that’s. Sharing a journal can be an enjoyable way to share your most interesting, funny or even frustrating moments from your day to keep you up-to-date with each other’s life. It is also possible to share photos or write a romantic note for them to look at in the future.
Imagine it as an open space in which you can freely discuss your thoughts and experiences. It is a space that allows you to share the vulnerability and intimacy of your lives which brings you closer.
Be careful not to go overboard with this one. Over-communication can be as detrimental as not enough.
If you’d like to give it a go using a shared document, it can be a good option, or you can try apps like Waffle as well as Twig.
It’s a Date
Long-distance dating requires the absence of an essential part — the date!
If you’re not physically present, you can be online. This is where your creativity will count.
Making virtual dates a part of your schedule can provide an element of routine and order if you schedule them regularly. They can also be a way to make meaningful connections.
Find activities that you both like and then go from there. There are a variety of activities to choose from:
- Stream a movie
- Make for a dinner
- Have a fun game
- Workout (find an online exercise program similar to the yoga class)
- Virtual museum tour
- Do you have a favorite show that you watch every week
- Video calls while you’re in a restaurant
Even though it’s not in person, it’s still enjoyable, completely at no cost, depending on the type of activity and much more memorable than a normal phone call!
Turning a New Page
Connecting with your brain can be neglected, but it’s vital in building your connections.
Reading can be a great method to stimulate your brain and awaken your imagination. Create your book group by discussing and reading books with your friends.
It’s an opportunity to learn more about your interests and different perspectives that will keep your interest piqued.
Explore your knowledge by reading non-fiction, savoring the world of fantasy or enhancing your self-esteem by using a self-love book There are endless possibilities to explore.
Set your timetables according to them and establish dates for finishing and analyzing chapters. You can also make use of the idea of a shared journal and add live comments while you read.
There’s no better time to water your mind garden than right now. You might both be amazed by what you see grow.
All Newbs Allowed
The couple who play together will stay together. I’m not going to quote you on that, but you have to play and have fun wherever you can!
Online games are a great way to have enjoyable and relaxed interactions. If you are competitive, naturally.
There are endless possibilities. It could be as easy as a trivia application for your phone to a more intricate game played on your computer and gaming device.
This kind of entertainment does not require a lot of effort or preparation – all you need is an internet connection and the desire to engage in some healthy rivalry.
It’s important to be relaxed and enjoy the moment. Sometimes it’s good to get away from everyday stress by embracing a bit of mental apathy.
Learning to Love
Do you remember in high school when you thought you would have the privilege of attending class as your chum? I’m glad to report that you’re creating that exact moment now with your partner.
A single class or a longer course is a unique method of learning that can provide many advantages.
Like the books you read, you share a common experience to talk about and a myriad of subjects to pick from. You could expand your knowledge of a particular topic or step outside of your comfort zone by exploring new areas. You may even acquire new skills, whether practical or simply to have enjoyment.
The good thing about this is that you’re not just becoming a couple however, you’re also growing as individuals. Personal development is essential to keep from becoming stagnant within your marriage.
What piques your interest?
Keep Calm and Love on
If you’re separated from the country, state or even an ocean normal to feel discouraged and lonely or frustrated in certain instances. The long distance can be a daunting task that not all people are willing to take on.
Instead of giving in to negative feelings allow them to motivate your to continue keeping the fire burning. Keep your connection strong and enduring by utilizing any of the suggestions we’ve shared.
Although it may seem like forever you will be able to cross the end point. If you’re willing to put in the effort.
You will both remember with pride the foundation of trust communication, commitment and respect required to build your future together.
I’m sure of what you’re going through I’m truly supporting you.
Therefore, do whatever it takes to build your bond.
Keep fighting to support one another.