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How to Cope With Your Long-Distance Relationship

by Abena 2 months ago in dating

Relationships are hard but being far away from your partner is the worst, here are some practical coping tips

How to Cope With Your Long-Distance Relationship
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How to cope with long-distance relationships

Relationships are hard work.

They require a lot of time, patience, and understanding.

But in the end, they are worth it because you get to share your life with someone who loves you unconditionally.

However, when one person lives in another country, the challenges can be even more significant. It isn't easy to maintain contact with people daily or see them face-to-face regularly, which means that many couples have to find new ways of coping with long-distance relationships.

This blog post attempts to help those out there who need some tips on coping with their relationship despite being apart from each other for prolonged periods.

1. Make a list of things you can do to keep your mind busy

It is easy to forget about all the extra stuff you need to do when you are together with your partner.

Relationships tend to make us very happy and content because we feel loved and fulfilled by our partners.

However, when your relationship is long-distance, it can be easy to sit back and relax instead of doing things that would benefit you in the future.

This is your time to shine!

Dedicate this period to doing all kinds of things that make you happy and use the time efficiently to achieve something later on.

For example, read a book, go to the gym more often, cook healthy meals for yourself, or take up a new hobby that will occupy most of your time and keep you busy.

2. Check in with each other every day

It may seem exhausting to check in with each other every day, but it is probably a lot less draining than trying to communicate sporadically.

When you have a regular conversation with your partner every day, you will get to know one another better and even share some of the things you did during the past 24 hours.

A video calling tool like Skype and Zoom are great for daily check-ins.

3. Talk about your future together

In long-distance relationships, it is easy to lose track of time and forget that you will eventually be living together if both of you work hard enough to make your relationship a success.

Talking about the future is one of the best things you can do for any relationship because it helps keep things in perspective.

It may be hard to look so far into the future, but it is a valuable exercise that will help your long-distance relationship grow stronger.

4. Keep track of everything!

Some people are more organized than others, and if you happen to be one of those people who like keeping track of every single detail, this tactic will probably come in handy.

At the beginning of your long-distance relationship, you may feel like there is no point in keeping track of everything that happens because you are geographically separated from each other.

However, it is a good idea to keep track of every single thing that goes on between both of you because you can use this information to strengthen your relationship.

Write down all the details about how you spend time together, what you do on each date, and where you go.

If at any point one of you forgets to mention something significant that happened during the day, you can refer back to this record and remember every single detail!

5. Remember that it's okay not to be together all the time!

Sometimes it is hard to face the reality that you and your partner can't be together all the time.

The truth about long-distance relationships is that it takes a lot of effort to make them work, but they do work if both parties want them to!

The important thing about maintaining a relationship like this is to hold back from expecting too much from each other. Realize that not being together all the time does not mean that the love is any less intense.

People may try to convince you that you will never survive a long-distance relationship because so many other people have failed at maintaining one, but remember: EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE!

As long as both of you fill your love with positive emotions and good memories, you will make it through the hard times.

Building a relationship is difficult; long-distance relationships are even more so. But sometimes it is good to be apart to develop yourself as an individual.

It takes a lot of time and effort to make these kinds of relationships work, but if you genuinely love each other and want the best for your relationship, then it will all be worth it in the end!

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