Let’s be real, most of us wouldn’t want to be in a long distance relationship. But life happens and you are no longer able to be with the person you are committed to within the same location. As much as long distance relationships are a challenge, sometimes they tend to bring two people closer together. But in many cases the distance pulls couples further apart. So for those of you who are determined to hold on to that long-distance relationship for one reason or the other, here are 5 ways to do it without losing your sanity.
- Understand the level of commitment in the relationship
Ever heard the phrase “It takes two to tango”? A long distance relationship cannot work unless both parties show the same level of commitment. Find out from your partner if they are just as committed as you to develop the relationship so that you know if it’s worth investing your time and energy in. make sure you are on the same page before you put in so much work on a long-distance relationship with someone who is not even committed to you.
- Take time to visit your partner
Always make an effort to visit your partner because being able to physically spend time together will boost your level of connection. During these visits, focus on spending quality time with each other and loving them. Forget about work, business and any other thing that takes the little time you have to spend with each other. Stop making excuses as to why you can’t go and see your partner.
- Reflect on your relationship
Long distance relationships are hard work so if you don’t see it going anywhere it’s best to just quit as early as you can. Understand why you are in that relationship and make sure you are in it for the right reasons. Can you see yourself with that person in future? These are the critical questions you need to ask yourself.
- Stop playing games
There’s nothing as important as being real when you are in a long distance relationship. You can’t get anywhere if you are not honest with yourself and your partner. We all have imperfections and there’s someone out there to take you just the way you are.
The hardest thing about being so far from your partner is not knowing what they are doing every second of the day. You need to trust your partner and talk about your feelings. If you feel like something has changed, communicate it to your partner and remember that you chose to be together regardless of the distance.
Share this article with your partner because he/she also needs to work on the relationship as much as you are.