Dating advice long distance relationships
Every relationship is going to be different, but these are some of the things that worked for my husband and me. OK, I’m going to start with the most controversial of my tips.
Everyone knows that communication is hugely important in a relationship.
It’s one of my favorite things to ask a new couple because no matter if they’ve been together three months or 30 years, they always light up a little when they tell it. Thankfully, we live together now, but we first had to spend a couple of years navigating a relationship with oceans between us. To be honest, in the beginning, I had no idea how to make a long-distance relationship work.
It was most likely a totally ordinary day: They went to meet a friend at a party. It was a lot of trial and error, and there were some days where it felt way too difficult.
My husband and I decided early on that the max amount of time we could spend apart was three months.
Even though technology has made LDRs much easier (can you imagine if you had to rely on writing letters?
), technology still doesn't make up for face-to-face contact.
Although we didn’t start ignoring or neglecting each other, we kept our daily interactions to short thinking-of-you messages and saved our real conversations for our Skype calls.
I found myself really looking forward to those calls like it was a date, and I was overflowing with things to tell him. My husband and I liked to do this around our favorite TV shows.