Once the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the globe, many people found themselves trapped in a foreign state, away from their loved ones. Some of them had gone on a short trip that eventually turned into months of lockdown. Pandemic or not, people often find themselves in long-distance relationships for various reasons such as study, work, or family.
Some people find it easy being in an LDR, while others completely despise it to the core. Those who are new to long-distance relationships might be having a hard time not having their significant other by their side. If you’re one of such people, we’ll be helping you figure out how to maintain a healthy bond despite the distance.
1. Communicate, Communicate, & Communicate
Despite having all sorts of communication devices at hand, sometimes people still feel distanced and separated. The best way to reduce the distance is to talk. Talk about your needs and wants while also trying to be accepting of your partner’s desires. This is the time where you set your boundaries if something is bothering you. Be vocal about your rights and wrongs and encourage your partner to do the same.
2. Get Creative
Talking on a video-call can get boring at times, and you might find yourself avoiding your significant other. Start looking for creative ways to stay connected. You can have a virtual dinner date, send them a gift full of their favorite goodies, write them a letter or use the video call to make them a part of your day.
3. Build A Friendship
Rather than just talking about your day and work, you should focus on building a proper friendship. Get to know their hobbies and their interests so that both of you would have a chance to connect on a deeper level. It will also help in keeping the conversations fun and far from monotonous.
4. Real-Life Reconnect
Always keep an eye out for any possible break you can get to visit your partner. There are a lot of things that require face-to-face conversations, and you can’t discuss them over the phone or a video call. This will also allow you to discuss important aspects of the relationship that include intimacy, goals in life, and anything in particular that can result in a conflict later on down the road.
Long-distance relationships can be hard but, they’re definitely not impossible. With love and care, no amount of miles can drift you and your partner away.