Whether it’s time differences, conflicting work schedules or just different energy levels at different times during the day, we find a great disconnect and a great interference in the way we communicate with each other.
Communication in relationships is already hard enough and long distance relationships add a whole new level of complexity.
They say distance mean so little when someone means so much but still somehow, distance has this ability to break bonds, to break trust, to really push us further away from each other not just physically but emotionally.
Here are the five genuine pieces of advice and principles from long distance relationships.
1. If the relationship matters, the distance doesn’t.
Don’t let being far from someone make you push them further away.
2. Make sure you share the little moments of joy.
All the small moments in your day that brighten it up with that other person.
3. One of the most important things is to make allotted and prioritize time for each other.
It’s going to be difficult to just reach each other spontaneously so it’s important that it’s become apart of your priority.
4. Remember to build your own personal life and remember it’s ok for the other person to build theirs.
Don’t try and control and hold someone back by having incredible experiences. Invest in yourself and allow the other person to grow and evolve in their own way.
5. Talk through the struggle and hard feelings.
Texting is a brilliant way to miscommunicate how you feel and misinterpret what other people mean.
Don’t try and text through the rough conversations, make sure you talk through them. And remember, long distance relationships are hard but they can also be incredible.
When you learn to respect, trust and love someone from a distance, you’ll be absolutely unstoppable when you’re together.