Happy 4th to you all! I hope this finds you well. So sorry I’ve been MIA lately but will log back in soon to check back with you all and update this ol’ bloggy blog. Moving was a BEAR. It all started when the moving company decided not to show, which resulted in Bryan and I moving everything out of my third floor, non air-conditioned apartment and into a rented UHaul truck, motivated by annoyance and fueled by adrenaline. Day three and we haven’t killed each other yet!
Today’s featured blogger writes about a topic many of us are familiar with–long-distance relationships. I’m turning the blog over now and will return shortly, my sweet ones. XOXO
Whether your sweetheart has moved away or you’ve fallen for that boy you met on holiday in Barcelona, you may suddenly find yourself in a long-distance relationship. These present a unique challenge. On the one hand, absence truly does make the heart grow fonder and you’ll find that the time you are able to spend together to be more special. You won’t have to worry about growing bored of one another as you start to learn more about annoying daily habits. Yet it can be lonely when your loved one lives far away, and you might naturally grow apart as a result. To prevent this from happening, you’ll need to inject a little extra TLC into your relationship.
Pick up the Phone
Talking on a regular basis can help you stay up to date on each other’s lives and share those little details about your day that are so important in a relationship. This can unfortunately lead to sky-high phone bills if you’re not careful. You may want to look for pay as you go SIM cards to use specifically for this purpose, rather than using up your regular contract minutes. These often incur lower rates, as do calling cards or prepaid phones. Shop around to find the best rates on cheap calls to Australia or wherever your honey is located. Video chats over Skype can also be a great way to see and speak to your significant other.
Establish Date Nights
In addition to just unwinding after a long day of school or work with a phone call, it’s also helpful to set up regular date nights where you do something special together. Watch the same film and discuss it, or enjoy dinner together using a webcam. Try to make these moments varied and unique, to keep the relationship feeling fresh.
Send Care Packages
An unexpected package or flirty text can brighten your significant other’s day. A batch of homemade cookies, a delivery sushi lunch, or a bouquet of flowers delivered to the office lets someone know you’re thinking of them. You don’t have to shell out for fancy gifts all the time, but small reminders and handwritten letters help give that special someone something to remember you with.
Spice It Up
One of the most challenging aspects of a long-distance relationship is dealing with the lack of physical intimacy. You may feel loved after reading a sweet letter or email, but it’s frustrating when you can’t reach out for a kiss. Fortunately, today’s technology offers the next best thing! You can use web cams, phone calls, and sexy emails to spice things up a bit and build anticipation for the next visit.
Make the Most of Face Time
You’ll both want to save your frequent flyer miles and take turns visiting one another. Nothing compares to being face-to-face. Make the most of the time you have together by doing your favorite things and sharing any issues you have. It’s easier to talk through any problems when you’re together rather than apart. Make a list of all the things you want to do next time you’re together and have a blast completing your to-do list.
Although they take time and care, long-distance relationships can be as emotionally fulfilling as having daily connections. By taking the time to show your partner that you are thinking of them, you can ride out the rough patches and savor the moments you do have together.