Long-distance relationships can be very challenging because it comes with a lot of insecurities. However, some people consider it to be the sweetest! The question is how? This article will reveal 4 ways to not just sustain but enjoy your long-distance relationships. Indeed they are sometimes the most interesting!
It is one thing to talk often and another thing to talk regularly. Do not misplace the two. People in long-distance relationships have little chance of physical contact. For this reason, there is a need to make up for that lapse. This gap is filled by constant communication. Thanks to technology, this process has been made easier. There are two major ways to maintain healthy and very effective communication, which enhances emotional connection as well.
This is the regular hello-hi conversation we are used to. Direct communication entails speaking directly to your partner and getting a direct reply in return. This is when you share your personal concerns, directly express how you feel as well as commit other things. Direct communication can occur in various forms as itemized below:
This is when you say what you feel in another way. In other words, it is the use of a different channel to communicate emotions. For instance, you could come across a lovely short video that expresses just how you feel at the moment. In that case instead of saying “I love you”, “I miss you” or “I feel sad”, you just send it across. Believe me, they’ll get the message and the response thereafter, is always heartwarming. Sometimes, indirect conversations are much more effective than direct conversations. Forms of indirect communication include:
Short video clips
To see other ways you can improve communication skills in your relationship, click here.
Sincere Feeling of Concern
Concern should not be confused with communication. It is rather, one of the intentions for which we communicate. Yes, people communicate for various reasons, and not all of them are tied to concern. People can communicate for the reasons below:
To get their partners to fulfill a promise
To make a request
Because they care (concern)
By way of definition, ‘concern’ is therefore the feeling of worry or anxiety towards a particular situation faced by another person. This feeling moves you to reach out to the person in the best way you can. You can show concern through communication or support. Whichever way you do it, concern strengthens the emotional bond between partners. It goes a long way to tell you how much someone means to you and vice versa. Consistent expression of concern will sustain your long-distance relationship. Don’t be that partner that is self-centered. Always thinking about yourself. When you are happy, everybody is, otherwise things go sour. No! Be that partner that understands when the other party is going through tough times.
Gifts and Surprises!
Surprises and gifts enhance the spice just like magic. This is not just because people love gifts. It rather goes further to communicate love and concern. When you surprise your partner with a gift, it shows that you have them in mind. That singular assurance keeps them committed and excited.
Distinguishing gifts and Surprises
Gifts and surprises work hand in hand. However, a surprise can happen without a gift. A spontaneous date or visit could be a pleasant surprise for someone who least expects you to show up. On the other hand, you can gift your partner without making it a surprise. It still has its connecting effect. Moreover, both can as well go together. You can surprise your partner with a gift!
When should I gift my Partner?
Most people leave gifts for special days alone. That is so not right. Gifts can come at any time. It can be sent on Birthdays, anniversaries, promotions and on A NORMAL DAY. Yes, send gifts to your partners when they expect nothing from you. It sustains long-distance relationships. Moreover, gifts mean even more to them when they don’t see it coming.
Note: whenever you send a gift on a normal day, add a tag to it. A tag could be a note, an expression, or just anything that communicates something nice and warm. Examples of tag phrases.
Just to say I love you
Because you mean so much to me
Just to add sweetness to your day
I hope this makes you smile
Have this to light up your day
There are endless expressions to tag to a gift. Cook up one or the internet would help with the lines. A little note or tag would add meaning to your gift.
My Partner is not in the Country. How can I get gifts across?
Gladly, no matter how far apart you are, distance is never a barrier to gifting and surprises. Thanks to online shopping and delivery services. They make it possible.
This is the most important point in this article. Obviously, I have shared some great and exciting ways to sustain long-distance relationships. The challenge however remains the fact that without your conscious effort, all these tips would be invalid. Yes, we all have busy schedules. In fact, they are very important because they bring in the cash. Without money, there will be no gifts or surprises ‘LOL’. How then can we make long-distance relationships work with our tight schedules?
Create a schedule for each day
For every day, map out quality time for your partner. Fashion this schedule in a way that coincides with your partner’s schedule as well. This way there will be no lapse in communication. On weekends, day-offs, and any other holiday, be spontaneous so that you don’t fall into a particular pattern. Patterns can be boring. Click here to start planning your schedule today!
At this rate, I believe someone feels much better, knowing their long-distance relationship still stands a chance of survival. Long-distance relationships work out pretty cool. Do not let situations make you think otherwise. Follow these tips and make yours work!