4 Tips For Making Long Distance Relationships Work

All relationships can be difficult to navigate, but some more so than others. Long distance relationships, for example, pose challenges and obstacles that other relationship dynamics just don’t possess. It’s not easy when two people try to keep the romance alive despite being many miles apart. However, if there’s one thing to know, it’s that as long as there’s a will to make things work, then you can do it! In this blog, we’re going to run through some handy tips that’ll help make things all the more straightforward. Love will find a way!

Everyday Communication
Many people think that relationships are defined by the big gestures, the ones that really bring the romance to the fore. However, that’s not really the case -- the relationship is defined by the small details, the million little acts of connection that allow two people to fall deeper and deeper into love. When you’re far apart, it’s a little more difficult to make those things happen -- or at least, they won’t happen on their own in the way they would if you were together. Here’s where technology can come to the rescue. Through phone calls, messages, photos and memes, you can help bring the gap created by your geographical disparity.

Regular Trips
Long distance relationships might sound like hard work, but the truth is that they’re a lot easier to manage today than they would have been at any other point in the past. No matter how far away from each other you may be, it’s always good to know that you’re a simple flight away. And with the cost of flying being cheaper than ever before, it’s reasonable that you’ll be able to see each other on a regular basis. Plus, this means more holidays per year than you’ve probably ever taken before! 

Long-Term Solutions
Of course, being far apart from each other shouldn’t be the end goal of your relationship. It should be a temporary measure. At some point or another, one of you will have to move to be closer to the other person. If you’re living in the UK, then it’s probably easier that your partner comes to you because of the many visa options that are available; there are work visas and spouse visas that’ll eventually give your partner indefinite leave to remain. The process of moving may take a while, but it’s always good to have it as a distant goal. 

Work on Yourself
While it’s important to focus on making the relationship work, it’s essential that you don’t put all of your energy into keeping the flame alive. You should also focus on yourself. Relationships work a lot better when both parties are happy within themselves. That’s not to say that you shouldn’t make your relationship a priority -- you absolutely should since they take a lot of work. But if you’re giving too much of yourself to your relationship, then something needs to change. 

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