What a dreary day it has been! The sun has been hiding behind the tall buildings of Oxford Street and I’m tucked away from it all with nothing but my thoughts.
I’m missing my boyfriend today, due to work commitments we are currently only seeing each other for a few hours over the weekends.
This has got me thinking about couples that are in long distant relationships. Being miles away from one another can put stress on your relationship because it requires an extraordinary amount of trust and dedication.
A long distance relationship may be tough but it has its own surprises too. To keep your love alive and strong, here are the 4 tips to make your long distance relationship work.
1. Send good morning text messages.
It sounds soppy, but me and my boyfriend always text each other good morning and good night. It is good to let your partner know that you are thinking about them when you wake up and when you are going to sleep.
2. Send an email/love letter.
Texting is great, but you can only say so much. A phone conversation is lovely, but you might not be able to articulate what you are feeling on the spot. Take time to put pen to paper (or finger to keyboard) to express exactly what you love about one another.
3. Make sure to laugh together.
Send a joke or a funny memory. There is an emotional connection formed when you laugh together, so keep that connection alive.
4. Always have the next visit planned.
Make sure you know when you will see one another next. It gives both of you something to look forward to and you can count down the days until you see your loved one next.
‘The simple lack of him is more to me than others presence.’